NGC 3718, NGC 3729 and Hickson 56 

Photograph By:

© Peter Goodhew 

Date Taken:

Sunday, 12 April 2020 

Equipment Used:

APM TMB 152 refractors, 10Micron GM2000 mount, QSI6120 cameras 


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.