Spiral galaxy NGC 3521: 37 million light years away this is a beautiful example of a spiral galaxy with its wide spiral arms, dust bands and bright core with older stars, recognizable from the more yellow color compared to the rest.

Object Spiral galaxy NGC 3521
Category Galaxies
Designation NGC 3521
Constellation Leo
Optics Meade LX 200 GPS 10 inch f/10 x 0.65 Lumicon Giant Easy Guider
Mount LX 200 and Equatorial Superwedge
Camera Hutech modified Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 24 x ISO 800-5min, LPS filter
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Guiding Software PHD
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 20 March 2007
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