That is breathtaking. I've viewed this pair visually several times- suffice it to say, they didn't look like that. Fabulous image Bernard. Ted Forte -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 7:51 PM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] NGC3718 an d NGC3729 Hi, Here is an image of NGC3718 and its companion NGC3729. These two galaxies orbit each other with a separation of about 147,000 light years. These two galaxies are in Ursa Major. It seems most of the images on the web show this galaxy as blue, but Excalibrator says this is the right color. I am not sure why the other images are blue. Comments and suggestions are welcomed. http://www.azstarman.net/NGC3718.htm Bernard -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.