Object name: NGC0681
NGC 681 is another Sombrero Galaxy, at least in appearance. It is located in Cetus about .6 degrees west of Zeta. It's distance seems rather uncertain. I found no two sites giving the same distance. NED shows a redshift distance of 69 million light-years but a non redshift distance of 140 million light-years, twice as far away. The best agreement among sites I checked come in at about 75 to 80 million light-years. I'll say 77.5 million light-years to pick a value in the middle. Using at I get a diameter of 62,000 light-years. The real Sombrero Galaxy, M104, has a size of about twice that, 130,000 light-years. So it is a little imposter. It was discovered by William Herschel on November 28, 1785 but isn't in either of the H400 observing programs. Nor could I find I'd logged it in my many years of visual observing. Though it should have been a rather easy object in my 10" f/5.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J01491081-1025350, 2MASX J01491084-1025355, 6dF J0149108-102535, AGC 410359, AKARI J0149103-102542, APMUKS(BJ) B014642.67-104031.2, ASK 130993.0, CGS 144, GSC 5278 00867, HDCE 0096 NED001, HIPASS J0149-10a, IRAS 01467-1040, IRAS F01467-1040, LDCE 0112 NED001, LGG 033:[G93] 002, MCG -02-05-052, NGC 0681, NGC0681, NSA 022883, NVSS J014910-102534, PGC 006671, SDSS J014910.82-102535.1, SDSS J014910.83-102535.3, SDSS J014910.84-102535.3, SDSS J014910.84-102535.9, USGC S066 NED04, [MGD2014] 0146.7-1040,