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NGC 3718

Constellation: Orion.

Session: 06 Feb 2019.


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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 away.


NGC 3718 is a member of the Ursa Major Cluster.


Source: Wikipedia



• Optics: Takahashi FSQ-85EDX super apo (quadruplet 85/450).

• Mount: Skywatcher N-EQ6 Pro.

• Filters: Optolong L-PRO.

• Accessories: QHYCCD QHYCFW-2-M motorized filter wheel, Primalucelab Sesto Senso .

• Camera: QHY163C color camera.


Lights (Optolong L-PRO): 90x120s | binning 1x1 | Gain 60 | Offset 30 | cooled - 20°c.


Integration: 3 hours.

Correction: Darks, Flats, Bias


Notes: Clouds/fog,crop, light polluttion (difficult to try).


Pixinsight, Adobe Photoshop.


© • Cristian Cestaro

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Taken on February 6, 2019