NGC 3718 (Arp 214)


NGC 3718 is a spiral or lenticular galaxy which is also part of the Arp catalog because of its particular shape. This shape could be caused by the gravitational pull of the nearby galaxy NGC 3729.


Technical details:

Télescope: Celestron Edge HD14 with 0.7x focal reducer
Mount: Paramount MX+
Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM in bin 4×4 mode
Filters ZWO LRGB
Exposure: 41 6-minute subs with luminance filter and 44 4-minutes subs with R, G, and B filters
Place: Observatoire de Ste-Sophie, February 2018