NGC 3718

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Coordinates: Sky map 11h 32m 34.9s, +53° 04′ 04″

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]
Redshift0.003306[2]
Distance47.84 ± 8.54 Mly (14.667 ± 2.618 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)10.61[2]
Characteristics
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]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies
NGC 3718 imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Skrutskie, M.; et al. (2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal. 131 (2): 1163–1183. Bibcode:2006AJ....131.1163S. doi:10.1086/498708.
  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". noao.edu.
  6. ^ "NGC 3718, Spiral Galaxy". kopernik.org.
  7. ^ http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130803.html
  8. ^ Tully, R. Brent; Verheijen, Marc A. W.; Pierce, Michael J.; Huang, Jia-Sheng; Wainscoat, Richard J. (1996-12). "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. Check date values in: |date= (help)