Object name: NGC3115
NGC 3115 is one of two galaxies known as the Spindle Galaxy. It is located in Sextans about 10 megaparsecs distant (about 31.6 million light years. Though redshift puts it more distant than that redshift can be rather unreliable this close as random velocities can cause errors of over 10 megaparsecs and much more for galaxy cluster members. The galaxy used to be classed as E7 before the inner disk was discovered. Then it was reclassified as S0-. Some see a slight hook to the disk and say it is S0-/a. This galaxy is low in my skies and was deep in fog rising from the lake which cut both my resolution and limiting magnitude by quite a bit. I was unable to show any hint of the hook structure to the disk nor do I see it on any web images including some by space telescopes.
Related Designation(s):11HUGS 182, 1RXS J100516.5-074259, 1WGA J1005.2-0742, 2MASX J10051397-0743068, 2MASXi J1005139-074306, CGS 332, CXOKMZ J100513.9-074307, GIN 775, MCG -01-26-018, NGC 3115, NGC 3115:[KMZ2007] T05-001, NGC3115, PGC 029265, Spindle Galaxy, UGCA 199, USGC S146 NED02, [S87a] 20A, [SPB93] 131,