NGC3718, 3729, Hickson56
DETAILS: Imaged with 12.5" RCOS Truss RC on an ME Robotic mount, using an ST-10XME SBIG camera at f6.8. LRGB:150:40:40:40. Processed in MaxIm, RegiStar, CCDSharp, and Photoshop CS.
COMMENTARY: NGC3718 is a lenticular galaxy, noted by its oval shape, disolving into a S curve at the arms, seems to have a paucity of stars, and lies at an approximate distance of 50 million light-years. NGC3729 is a high surface brightness barred spiral exhibiting a bright ring of blue stars. The Hickson56 galaxy group consisting of 5 galaxies, at least 3 of which are interacting, is located at an approximate distance of 400 million light-years. NGC3718, 3729 and the Hickson56 Galaxy Group are located in the Constellation Ursa Major.