NGC 3718


NGC 3718 is a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major.  It has some interesting neighbors.  In the upper left is NGC 3729.  There is also a nice little group of galaxies below at 15th magnitude.  NGC 3718 shines at  magnitude of 11.4, and is 8.1 by 3.9 arc-minutes in size.


This image is a composite of ten 2x2 binned 2 minute exposures. Taken with the ST-8E and 12" LX200 at f/6.3.

Taken from my dome in Monmouth, Oregon on May 20, 2001.