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).