The Zombie Galaxy - or is it Zorro's Galaxy? NGC 3718

NGC 3718 has some dark lanes, common to many galaxies.  What is unusual is that from my perspective, and perhaps yours, it looks like someone has cut a "Z" across the galaxy.  It reminds me of the Mark of Zorro - or perhaps it is a suggestion that this galaxy is full of zombies!

It was discovered by Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel  in 1789.  Located in Ursa Major, it is part of the M109 Galaxy Group.

This image was taken with the remote controlled telescope Slooh.com

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