Object name: NGC2859
NGC 2859 is a double ring galaxy in southwest Leo Minor about 85 to 90 million light-years distant. The core is elongated rather east-west while the bar is rotated about 80 degrees to a north-south alignment. The bar is very weak. The ends at the first ring, however, are rather brightened. Except for this very weak bar the first ring is not really connected to the core. The outer ring appears even less connected to the rest of the galaxy. There is a hint the bar may continue as a fuzzy area to the outer ring. It may be due to foreshortening rather than a real connection. I found nothing in the literature explaining this unusual arrangement. The outer ring shows hints of spiral structure. M94 has a similar detached ring with some spiral structure in the ring. Others would include Hoag's Object But these have only one ring and are not barred spirals. They have much redder cores as well. Are they similar in origin to NGC 2859?