NGC 3718


Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:
NGC 3718 is a warped spiral galaxy in Ursa Major, considered to be interacting with NGC3729 (left in the image).  It is also cataloged as Arp 214:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc3718-LRGB.jpg

Just below (south) is the Hickson 56 galaxy chain consisting of 5 galaxies.  Four of the five (excluding PGC 35631 on the left) make up  Arp 322.
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc3718-LRGBcrop.jpg

Here is an inverted view of just the luminance:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc3718-Linv_crop.jpg

Image data here: http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc3718_2020.html

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Clear skies,

Gregg
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