NGC 3718

NGC 3178 is galaxy located approximately 52 million ligh years away. The S-shape might be a result of gravitational interaction between NGC 3718 and NGC 3729, which is visible in the lower corner on the left.

  • Category

    Barred spiral galaxy (SBa/P)

  • Coordinates

    RA 11h 32m 34.8s
    DEC -52° 04' 05"

  • Distance

    ~ 52 million ly

  • Surface brightness

    14.2 mag/arcmin²

  • Equipment

    28“ f/8 RC
    10" f4
    Custom Mount
    EQ6-R
    SBIG STX-16803
    ASI071

  • Exposure

    L: 50 x 300 s
    RGB: 33 x 600 s
    Total Integration: 9.7 h

  • Publication Date

    15.03.2020

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