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 NGC 3521
Imaged by Martin S. Ferlito
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Gstar-EX Integrating Video Camera
Information provided by noao.edu


NGC 3521is a Spiral Galaxy in the constellation Leo. NGC 3521 is described as a Flocculent Galaxy due to its short patchy spiral arms. An interesting feature of this galaxy is the extensive halo above and below the plane of its spiral arms. This spiral galaxy is often overlooked in favor of its neighbors M65, M66, and NGC 3628 . NGC 3521 is located 35 million light years away. In terms of structure it is remarkably similar to M63, though it is inclined for a slightly different perspective.


 


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