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Spiral Galaxy NGC 3621: This is a typical Spiral Galaxy in the constellation of Hydra in a distance of approx. 22 mio LY. The outer part of the spiral arms are rather faint.

The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.

Object Spiral Galaxy NGC 3621
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 3621
Constellation Hydra
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/9 in corrected secondary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min each Baader LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, CCD Stack, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 3 Apr 2011
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