NGC 3718

(Arp 214)


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Technical details:

Location / Date: Outside of Kopparberg, Västmanland, Sweden / 2017-January

Optics: Orion Optics UK AG12

Mount: 10 Micron GM1000 HPS (Unguided)

Camera: Canon EOS 100D (Modded with Baader ACF filter)

Exposure: 47 x 5 minutes, all shot at ISO 3200 (cumulative exposure time is 3 hours and 55 minutes)

Processing: Pixinsight and Photoshop


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NGC 3718, also called Arp 214, is a galaxy located approximately 52 million light years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major. It is either a lenticular or spiral galaxy. NGC 3718 has a warped, s-shape. This may be due to gravitational interaction between it and NGC 3729, another spiral galaxy located 150,000 light-years from NGC 3718. (Information from Wikipedia)