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Contains:  NGC 3729, NGC 3718
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Spiral galaxy NGC 3718, 





    
        

            Randal Healey
Spiral galaxy NGC 3718

Spiral galaxy NGC 3718

Technical card

Resolution: 1492x1377

Dates:May 10, 2019May 11, 2019May 12, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon BLUE 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 26x300" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon GREEN 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 19x300" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon LUM 36mm - Gen2 E -Series Tru-Balance: 24x600" -10C bin 1x1
Astrodon RED 36mm - Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance: 23x300" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.7 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 6.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.00%

Astrometry.net job: 2710936

RA center: 173.308 degrees

DEC center: 53.055 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.971 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.706 degrees

Field radius: 0.274 degrees

Locations: Healey "Utahopia" Observatory, Kaysville, Utah, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

Spiral galaxy NGC 3718. This distorted galaxy is distinguished by distorted spiral arms and a dust lane wrapped across its center.
First discovered by William Herschel in 1789 both NGC 3718 and the probable cause of its distortion NGC 3729 make a nice galaxy pair for northern observers. NGC 3729 also appears distorted but not as much as 3718 It appears that NGC 3718 could be evolving into a polar ring galaxy. The nucleus of NGC 3718 is not circular but definitely box shaped. Both 3718 and 3729 are classified as SB (barred spirals) but obviously they are both distorted from this basic designation. 3729 are about 40 million light years away. Hope you enjoy

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Spiral galaxy NGC 3718, 





    
        

            Randal Healey