NGC 3718

Coordinates: Sky map 11h 32m 34.9s, +53° 04′ 04″
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NGC 3718
NGC 3718 HST.jpg
NGC 3718
Observation data (J2000.0 epoch)
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right ascension11h 32m 34.940s[1]
Declination+53° 04′ 04.18″[1]
Distance47.84 ± 8.54 Mly (14.667 ± 2.618 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)10.61[2]
TypeSB(s)a pec[3]
Apparent size (V)2.940″ × 2.352″[1]
Other designations
Arp 214, UGC 6524, MCG+09-19-114, PGC 35616[2]

NGC 3718, also called Arp 214, is a galaxy located approximately 52 million light years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major.[4][2][5] It is either a lenticular or spiral galaxy.[6]

NGC 3718 has a warped, s-shape. This may be due to gravitational interaction between it and NGC 3729, another spiral galaxy located 150,000 light-years away.[7]

NGC 3718 is a member of the Ursa Major Cluster.[8]


NGC3718 and its companion galaxy NGC3729 along with Hickson Compact Group of Galaxies #56
  1. ^ a b c Skrutskie, Michael F.; Cutri, Roc M.; Stiening, Rae; Weinberg, Martin D.; Schneider, Stephen E.; Carpenter, John M.; Beichman, Charles A.; Capps, Richard W.; Chester, Thomas; Elias, Jonathan H.; Huchra, John P.; Liebert, James W.; Lonsdale, Carol J.; Monet, David G.; Price, Stephan; Seitzer, Patrick; Jarrett, Thomas H.; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Gizis, John E.; Howard, Elizabeth V.; Evans, Tracey E.; Fowler, John W.; Fullmer, Linda; Hurt, Robert L.; Light, Robert M.; Kopan, Eugene L.; Marsh, Kenneth A.; McCallon, Howard L.; Tam, Robert; Van Dyk, Schuyler D.; Wheelock, Sherry L. (1 February 2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal. 131 (2): 1163–1183. Bibcode:2006AJ....131.1163S. doi:10.1086/498708. ISSN 0004-6256. S2CID 18913331.
  2. ^ a b c d "NGC 3718". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b "NED results for object NGC 3718". National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  4. ^ Nemiroff, R.; Bonnell, J., eds. (31 August 2006). "Extra Galaxies". Astronomy Picture of the Day. NASA.
  5. ^ "Best of AOP: NGC 3718". Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
  6. ^ "NGC 3718, Spiral Galaxy".
  7. ^ "APOD: 2013 August 3 - Twisting with NGC 3718".
  8. ^ Tully, R. Brent; Verheijen, Marc A. W.; Pierce, Michael J.; Huang, Jia-Sheng; Wainscoat, Richard J. (December 1996). "The Ursa Major Cluster of Galaxies.I.Cluster Definition and Photometric Data". The Astronomical Journal. 112: 2471. arXiv:astro-ph/9608124. Bibcode:1996AJ....112.2471T. doi:10.1086/118196. ISSN 0004-6256. S2CID 7875515.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to NGC 3718 at Wikimedia Commons