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:

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.

Here is an inverted view of just the luminance:

Image data here:

Clear skies,

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