Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  NGC 3718
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NGC 3718-  A Beautiful Winter Galaxy, 


            Chris White
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NGC 3718- A Beautiful Winter Galaxy

Acquisition details

March 23, 2020
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 58×180(2h 54′) bin 2×2
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 59×180(2h 57′) bin 2×2
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 410×60(6h 50′) bin 2×2
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 57×180(2h 51′) bin 2×2
15h 32′
Avg. Moon age:
28.73 days
Avg. Moon phase:

RA center: 11h32m37s.69

DEC center: +53°0300.9

Pixel scale: 1.094 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.165 degrees

Field radius: 0.180 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 633x1002

File size: 355.3 KB

Data source: Backyard


I imaged this over the last few weeks from my backyard. I was planning to get more data on it (as always) but received a reducer for my EDGE that I plan to test out, so I decided to finish this one up with the data I had and move on to a new target with the reducer.

This galaxy strikes me as one of the most beautiful galaxies in the night sky. Not sure why, but the dainty arms and subtle colors and dust lanes just stand out to me. It almost looks like an "eye" in the sky.


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Sky plot


NGC 3718-  A Beautiful Winter Galaxy, 


            Chris White

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