Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

stargazine_ep28_banner.thumb.jpg.b94278254f44dd38f3f7ee896fe45525.jpg

NGC3718

My first attempt at NGC3718 which lies at a distance of about 49 million light years from Earth. 

It's a very unusually looking galaxy, featuring a twisted dust lane in the central region.  To the right you can also see the companion galaxy NGC3729 which, occurring to radio measurements, appears to be interacting with its larger partner.  At the top of the image, Hickson 56 can be seen, a grouping of five small galaxies that are estimated to be about 390 million light years away. 

The LRGB image represents just under 16 hours and was taken with my Esprit 150.



From the album:

Deep Sky III

  • 105 images
  • 3 comments
  • 71 image comments

Photo Information for NGC3718


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.