Ngc 3718 in Ursa Major

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Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through 12" Meade Lx-200Gps telescope with Astro-Physics 0.75 reducer.



90 minutes of Luminance and 40 minutes each of Red,Green and Blue exposure time.

Five minute sub-frames.

05/28/10-05/29/10


This lenticular type galaxy consists of densely packed stars with little gas and dust matter. Its unusual shape is likely being caused by

gravitational effects of a nearby galaxy.


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