NGC 3621

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Object data of NGC3621

Object type: galaxy (SBcd)
Size: 12.4' x 5.7'
Magnitude: 10.1 mag
Constellation: Hya
Distance: 22 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 3621 is a spiral galaxy about 22 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra. It is comparatively bright and can be well seen in moderate-sized telescopes. The galaxy has rather loose spiral arms creating an overall large disk extending 93,000 light years across.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-25 + 2014-02-26
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 without corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 34x6m / R 8x6m / G 8x6m / B 8x6m
Exposure time total: 5h 48m
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl