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NGC 3718, NGC 3729, and Hickson 56


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About this observation
Peter Goodhew FRAS
Time of observation
12/04/2020 - 15:58
NGC 3718, NGC 3729, and Hickson 56
Observing location
Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain
APM TMB 152 LZOS Refractors
10Micron GM2000 HPS mount
QSI6120wsg8 cameras
Astrodon Blue: 22x300" Astrodon Green: 22x300" Astrodon Red: 22x300" Astrodon Luminance: 53x900 Total Integration: 18.8 hours

A beautiful collection of galaxies in the constellation Ursa Major.
The largest galaxy is NGC 3718, and it's 52 million light years from Earth. The smaller galaxy is NGC 3729 and is 60 million light years away. The small group of galaxies is known as Hickson 56, and is 425 million light years from Earth.

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