NGC 3718

Also looks great rotated 90 deg CCW. (Click image to view entire frame)


Telescope: RCOS 14.5” at Rowe, NM

Camera Filters: Red, Blue, Green, Luminance

Total exposure: 12 hours

Image width: 1/3 degree

NGC 3718: Galaxy located about 52 million light-years from Earth. Its warped s-shape likely due to gravitational interaction with NGC 3729, another spiral galaxy (at image right) located 150,000 light-years away. NGC 3718 may be Seyfert galaxy (with large black hole in its core).


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