Object name: NGC3299
Designation(s): NGC3299, NGC3306,
NGC 3299, NGC 3306 and CGCG 065-069 are a trio of unrelated galaxies in Leo just west of the M95-96-105 group. Being unrelated I'll cover them separately. NGC 3299 is a low surface brightness galaxy with little detail seen even though it is face on to us. While its distance by redshift is 46 million light-years that is likely too far. Tully Fisher measurements put it only 18 million light-years away. If the latter it is only 12,600 light-years across though it is 32,300 light-years across if the larger distance is accepted. Quite a disparity. It is classed as SAB(s)dm at NED and S(B)dm at the NGC Project, which makes it a barred spiral though the bar is extremely difficult to see. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784 using his 18.7" reflector. Since I've seen reports of it requiring averted vision to be seen in a 17.5" scope today it must have been near Herschel's visual limit when discovered. Several galaxies can be seen right through its thin disk. I've marked the one that has redshift distance data. I'm a bit suspicious about the distant galaxies entry in NED however. It's distance of 3.1 billion light-years seems reasonable enough, what bothers me is NED classifying it. Since it shows as only a couple pixels in size how they determine it to be an Sdm galaxy I can't fathom. Of all the galaxies at this distance I've seen in NED this is the first they listed with a classification.
Related Designation(s):11HUGS 199, 2MASX J10371021+1239087, 2MASXi J1036237+124226, 2MASXi J1037102+123909, AKARI J1037101+123913, CGCG 065-064, CGCG 065-068, CGCG 1033.8+1257, CGCG 1034.5+1254, ECO 09206, GALEXASC J103623.88+124225.2 , GALEXASC J103710.28+123909.6 , GALEXMSC J103623.91+124225.3 , GALEXMSC J103710.31+123910.4 , IRAS 10345+1254, IRAS F10345+1254, KTG 30A, KTG 30C, LCSB L0423O, LDCE 0740 NED004, LGG 207:[G93] 005, LGG 217:[G93] 001, MCG +02-27-029, MCG +02-27-032, NGC 3299, NGC 3306, NGC3299, NGC3306, NSA 137710, NSA 158560, NVSS J103710+123908, PGC 031442, PGC 031528, SDSS J103623.86+124227.1, SDSS J103710.20+123909.2, UGC 05761, UGC 05774, UZC J103623.9+124226, UZC J103710.2+123909, [HDL96] 065-020, [HDL96] 065-024, [M98j] 095 NED01, [TTL2012] 126428,