Object name: NGC3346
NGC 3346 is a face on barred spiral in Leo north of M105. Both redshift and Tully Fisher measurements put its distance at 73 million light-years. NED classifies it as SB(rs)cd while the NGC project says SBc. In any case, it has a nice mix of spiral arms and spurs. It is quite blue indicating recent star formation. Even the core is bluer than I expected. With all the blue star clouds I expected to find some HII regions but there's only a hint of a couple in my image. A note at NED indicates the authors of the paper failed to resolve the expected HII regions as well so I can't feel too bad about missing them.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J10433891+1452188, 2MASX J10433888+1452191, 2MASXi J1043388+145218, ASK 431323.0, CGCG 094-116, CGCG 095-003, CGCG 1041.0+1508, HIPASS J1043+14, IRAS 10410+1507, IRAS F10409+1508, KIG 0436, LDCE 0778 NED004, LGG 214:[G93] 003, MCG +03-28-001, NGC 3346, NGC3346, NSA 158668, PGC 031982, SDSS J104338.90+145218.6, SDSS J104338.91+145218.7, UGC 05842, UZC J104338.9+145218, [BEC2010] HRS 016, [M98j] 095 NED04,