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Contains:  NGC 3729, NGC 3718

Image of the day 01/21/2015

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    NGC 3718 and NGC 3729, 


            Colin McGill
    NGC 3718 and NGC 3729

    NGC 3718 and NGC 3729

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2664x1983

    Dates:Jan. 16, 2015

    Frames: 185x600"

    Integration: 30.8 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 25.12 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 20.43% job: 503472

    RA center: 173.290 degrees

    DEC center: 53.064 degrees

    Orientation: 179.401 degrees

    Field radius: 0.269 degrees

    Locations: Astro Camp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain


    NGC 3718 and NGC 3729 are a pair of interacting spiral galaxies in Ursa Major. The warped spiral structure is very evident in NGC 3718 (the larger galaxy). Looking closely at the image, you can see faint outer spiral arms.

    Just below NGC 3718, and probably contributing to the warping, is the compact group of 5 interacting galaxies, Hickson 56.



    Colin McGill
    License: None (All rights reserved)


      NGC 3718 and NGC 3729, 


            Colin McGill
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      NGC 3718 and NGC 3729, 


            Colin McGill

    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    NGC 3718 and NGC 3729, 


            Colin McGill