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NGC 3718 is a warped spiral type galaxy located about 52 million light years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major. It is part of the Messier 109 group of galaxies.

Image Information:
Shot 3/13-14/2015 from Southern Utah
Camera: Atik 414EX M @ -20C
Scope: TPO 12" F4 with SkyWatcher F4CC
Orion Thin Off Axis Guider with ASI120MM as Guidecam
Mount: Atlas EQ-G
LRGB (Min): 144:38:38:38 Bin 1X1
Orion 2" LRGB filters
DSS and Photoshop

Seeing: ~ 4/10
Transparency: ~ 8/10
Wind: 1-2mph