Updated: 3.28.05

Another bright Leo galaxy, NGC3521 resembles very closely the look of M63, the Sunflower. It is a smaller version at 7' x 4', but at mag 8.9, a very bright galaxy. There is an unusually large amount of vertical outflow, as most images of this galaxy show. This was taken at Chiefland during the CFAS Astrofest held there in March, '05.

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10" Homemade Newtonian on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

56x2 mins

f/4.6 with Paracorr

Acquired in Astroart and processed in Maxim as an RGB image (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor