NGC 3521 Galaxy in Leo

Location of photo
Taos, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo
Feb 2, 2017, 1:55am MST, Seeing = 2/5; Transp =3/5
18" Obsession F/4.5 reflector, 171x (Nagler 12mm ep), FOV = 0.4º. This is a drawing, made with a 2B graphite pencil and processed with GIMP 2.8 software.
This is a bright, tight spiral galaxy, which shows detail in larger amateur scopes.
All comments must follow the Sky & Telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting. Please be civil in your comments. Sky & Telescope reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s username, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.