NGC 3221

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OSC widefield image

Object data of NGC3221

Object type: galaxy (SBc)
Size: 3.1' x 0.7'
Magnitude: 14.1 mag
Constellation: Leo
Distance: 200 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 3221 is a spiral galaxy in a distance of 200 million light years. The above image shows strong interactions with it's three companions PGC 213687, PGC 213688 and PGC 30366.

Exposure data

Date: 2013-03-04 + 2013-03-19 + 2013-04-14 + 2013-05-08
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 40x12m / R 12x12m / G 12x12m / B 12x12m
Exposure time total: 15h 12m