Object name: NGC3614
The barred spiral galaxy, NGC 3614 is located in Ursa Major nearly 10 degrees below the bowl of the Big Dipper portion of the constellation. It is a huge spiral that I measure to be some 170,000 light-years across thanks to the distorted arm on the eastern (left) side. Some sources say it is not barred but it certainly looks barred to me and that's what NED considers it classifying it as SAB(r)c though the NGC Project calls it simply Sc. The galaxy was discovered by William Herschel on February 5, 1793 but is in neither of the two Herschel 400 observing programs. Its surface brightness is much fainter than my image would indicate as I stretched it considerably more than usual to bring out its spiral structure. I doubt it is an easy target for visual observers unless they are using a 10" or larger scope under very good skies.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J11182133+4544535, 2MASX J11182139+4544538, 2MASXi J1118210+454451, ASK 345034.0, CALIFA 388, CGCG 1115.5+4602, CGCG 242-019, GALEXASC J111821.16+454454.1 , IRAS 11155+4601, IRAS F11155+4601, LDCE 0795 NED003, MCG +08-21-015, NGC 3614, NGC3614, NSA 159593, PGC 034561, SDSS J111821.32+454453.4, SDSS J111821.32+454453.5, SDSS J111821.32+454453.6, SDSS J111821.33+454453.4, UGC 06318, UNAM-KIAS 0679, UZC J111821.3+454453,