Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Leo (Leo)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3521
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NGC 3521 [submission to Greg Turgeon's processing contest], 



    
        

            Mathieu Guinot
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NGC 3521 [submission to Greg Turgeon's processing contest]

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NGC 3521 [submission to Greg Turgeon's processing contest], 



    
        

            Mathieu Guinot
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NGC 3521 [submission to Greg Turgeon's processing contest]

Acquisition details

RA center: 11h06m01s.155

DEC center: -00°0137.61

Pixel scale: 0.635 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.634 degrees

Field radius: 0.475 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3951x3653

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

I was lucky and very happy to be shorlisted for this second part of the contest, after the processing of NGC2736 Pencil Nebula.

So here is my version of this cottony spiral galaxy, located about 36 million light years away in the constellation Leo, and having the particularity of being surrounded by a gigantic bubble formed of dust and stars, probably torn off by gravity to other nearby galaxies!

Data provided by Greg Turgeon

12h30 exposures with :

Planewave CDK 17

10 Micron GM3000 mount

FLI ML16803 camera with Chroma LRGB filters

Thanks again to Greg for this contest, a great sharing experience!

Thanks again also to all he judges who examine our versions!

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NGC 3521 [submission to Greg Turgeon's processing contest], 



    
        

            Mathieu Guinot