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Contains:  NGC 3718, NGC 3729
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NGC 3718, 3729, and Hickson Group 56, 


            Frank Kane
NGC 3718, 3729, and Hickson Group 56
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NGC 3718, 3729, and Hickson Group 56

Technical card

Dates:April 29, 2019

Frames: 342x120"

Integration: 11.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.64%

Basic astrometry details job: 2714921

RA center: 11h 32' 52"

DEC center: +52° 59' 27"

Pixel scale: 1.115 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 83.343 degrees

Field radius: 0.361 degrees

Resolution: 1926x1317

Data source: Backyard


NGC 3718 is one messed-up galaxy, likely twisted up by NGC 3729 below. To its right is a tight little galaxy cluster. Lots going on in this tiny little patch of the sky!

I think I've reached the limits of broadband imaging in a red zone - even with over 8 hours of exposure time, I was unable to fully capture the wispy tendrils of NGC 3718. But it's still an interesting scene.



Frank Kane
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  • Final
    NGC 3718, 3729, and Hickson Group 56, 


            Frank Kane


Description: Added another night's worth of data, but it didn't really make a difference. I think I'm at the limit of what my light pollution will allow on this object.

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Sky plot


NGC 3718, 3729, and Hickson Group 56, 


            Frank Kane