NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo - Dr.Johannes Schilling, Lonsee
NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo – Dr.Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo

9.1 m, 11,7’X6,5′, 23 Mill. LY distance

Discovered from William Herschel 1784

254mm Newton, 126X

April 8th and 9th, 2015

I observed and sketched this astonishing object 3,5 hours in two very transparent nights – of course without aid of any foto!

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

 

 

NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo - Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee
NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo – Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo

9.1 m, 11,7’X6,5′

Sketch with 406mm Newton, 154X

April 7th, 2015

My first visual approach to this bright, but unknown galaxy. The secondary mirror shows after this winter some dark patches on his surface!

I had to exchange it.

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

 

Galaxy - Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee
Messier 51 in Canes Venatici, Whirlpool Galaxy – Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

Messier 51 in Canes Venatici, 28 Millions LY distance.

Observed and sketched with 406mm Newton, 77X and 218X  (of course with no assistance of any foto).

Total time for observing: 5h 30min on several nights with very transparent and dark skies in spring 2014.

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee, Swabian Mountains.

 

SN2014J M 82 - Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee
SN2014J M 82 – Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

Supernova SN 2014J in Galaxy Messier 82, 10.7m, 12 Mill. Ly dist.

January 31th, 19.30-20.30h, sketch in garden with snow
406mm Newton, 148X
Tint of SN was slightly orange, in any case a warm tint.

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee