NGC 3718 EXTRA GALAXIES

The most striking is clearly NGC 3718, a warped spiral galaxy found near picture center. NGC 3718's faint spiral arms look twisted and extended, its bright central region crossed by obscuring dust lanes. A mere 150 thousand light-years to the right is another large spiral galaxy, NGC 3729. The two are likely interacting gravitationally, accounting for the peculiar appearance of NGC 3718. While this galaxy pair lies about 52 million light-years away, the remarkable Hickson Group 56 can also be seen clustered just below NGC 3718. Hickson Group 56 consists of five interacting galaxies and lies over 400 million light-years away. NGC 3718, also called Arp 214, is a galaxy located approximately 52 million light years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major.[1][2][3] It is either a lenticular or spiral galaxy
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NGC 3718 EXTRA GALAXIES

Place: Ager-Lleida-Spain SQM: 21.6 Dates: Feb 2016 Details Telescope: GSO RC14 Truss Mount: ASA DDM85 Camera: Moravian G2-8300 Focuser: Seletek Armadillo 2 Flattener: CCDT67 0.67x Exposure: L: 21x600 sec bin1 RGB: 21x300 sec bin2 Processing: Pixinsight & Photoshop CC Software: MaximDL, Sequence,Autoslew Control Remote: Talon6

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