NGC3718 The Ornament Galaxy!!!
Also known as Arp 214, is a galaxy located approximately 52 million light years from Earth in the constellation Ursa Major.(The Big Dipper Region)
The Galaxy contains an Active Galactic Nucleus(AGN) which may contain a massive black hole.
NGC3718 is either a Lenticular or spiral galaxy. NGC 3718 has a warped, s-shape, and it reminds me of a Christmas tree ornament, hence my nickname for it.
NGC3718 Lenticular Galaxy shines at magnitude 10.6 & NGC3729 Spiral(left) shines at magnitude 11.2
Directly below the ornament Galaxy in this image is a Compact Galaxy Group known as Hickson 56 and is even further away at 425 million light years distance, Not bad for a capture with a 4 inch diameter scope!
Captured with my Explore Scientific 102mm Triplet APO Refractor telescope, Bisque ME Mount,
QHY 183C Cooled Cmos Camera, two nights 04-02-2021 & 04-14-2021 before clouds rolled in.
200 min exposure, (40 x 300sec subs), SKyX Camera capture software, PHD2, DSS, Pixinsight, & Adobe CS 2021.