2018 July

Markarians Chain

On end of Markarians Chain with M84, M86 and NGC4438 (The Eyes) plus lot of smaller galaxies. Straight LRGB with data from the Astro-Physics RH-305 at Deep Sky West Observatory. Exposure: LRGB (24,24,24,24) x 600sec Date: 2018-04-10…2018-05-16 Setup: Astro-Physics RH-305 with FLI ML8300 Site: Deep Sky West Observatory, NM, USA


This is NGC 3718, a twisted spiral galaxy with dust lanes obscuring its yellowish central regions. Only 150000 light-years to the left is another large spiral galaxy, NGC 3729. The two are likely interacting gravitationally, accounting for the peculiar appearance of NGC 3718. While this galaxy pair lies about 52 million light-years away, the Hickson […]