Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 3729, NGC 3718

Image of the day 01/21/2015

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
    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%

    Astrometry.net 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

    Description

    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.

    Comments

    Author

    mcgillca
    Colin McGill
    License: None (All rights reserved)
    146215
    Like

    Revisions

      NGC 3718 and NGC 3729, 





    
        

            Colin McGill
      Original
    • Final
      NGC 3718 and NGC 3729, 





    
        

            Colin McGill
      B

    Sky plot

    Sky plot

    Histogram

    NGC 3718 and NGC 3729, 





    
        

            Colin McGill