Object name: NGC3683
Designation(s): NGC3683, NGC3674,
NGC 3683 is a rather strange galaxy in the bowl of the Big Dipper. It's tilted dust lane is what first attracted me to this one. Later I realized it was in the Herschel 400 II observing program, another reason to be on the to-do list. I figured the odd dust lane is due to a merger with another galaxy or at least a close interaction with one. I found nothing in the literature even discussing this odd feature. It is noted in passing in over 100 papers but about the only ones giving it much time are those covering the supernova in 2004 that blew in the galaxy. But nothing on the odd dust lane that looks like it could be a polar ring or some other interaction result. Besides the tilted ring that seems to go up and over the northwest end of the galaxy there's dust lane at the southeast that also isn't aligned with the galaxy. This one runs more east-west than the galaxy does and quickly is lost when it goes off the galaxy's illuminated portion. Two interactions in its past. I found nothing on either. If anyone wants to dig through the more than 100 papers that mention the galaxy and finds something on this please let me know. I'm so short on time right now I can't spend as much time researching as I'd like.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J11262662+5702541, 2MASX J11262660+5702538, 2MASX J11273188+5652361, AKARI J1127319+565244, ASK 295919.0, CGCG 1123.6+5720, CGCG 1124.7+5710, CGCG 291-069, CGCG 291-072, CXO J112626.6+570252, CXOMP J112626.8+570255, CXOMP J112731.7+565236, HDCE 0647 NED007, HDCE 0647 NED008, IRAS 11247+5709, IRAS F11246+5709, LDCE 0867 NED019, LDCE 0867 NED021, LGG 234:[G93] 004, LGG 234:[G93] 005, MCG +10-16-138, MCG +10-16-143, NGC 3674, NGC 3683, NGC3674, NGC3683, NSA 159832, NSA 159868, NVSS J112731+565240, PGC 035191, PGC 035249, SDSS J112626.60+570254.1, SDSS J112731.84+565237.3, SDSS J112731.84+565237.4, SDSS J112731.85+565237.2, SDSS J112731.85+565237.4, UGC 06444, UGC 06458, UZC J112626.6+570255, UZC J112732.0+565237, [BEC2010] HRS 056, [LG2007] 34, [M98j] 118 NED10, [M98j] 118 NED12, [RHM2006] SFGs 078,