Object name: NGC3686
NGC 3686 is a rather low contrast, face on spiral galaxy about 50 to 70 million light-years away in the hindquarters of Leo the Lion. The difference in distance depends on whether you go with the non-redshift or redshift distance determination. Usually, with nearby galaxies like this one I side with the non-redshift distance but I'm making an exception here. Three other spiral galaxies with similar redshift values are just out of the bottom of my image. Their non-redshift distances vary by nearly a factor of two but redshift values are quite similar. If related then they must be about the same distance. Hence I'm going with the redshift distance with is close the middle of all 4 galaxies non-redshift distances. I'd need to mosaic another frame to catch these which is on the to-do list but when it will happen I don't know. They are NGC 3681, NGC 3684 and 3691 all found by William Herschel with NGC 3681 being in the second Herschel 400 program.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J11274395+1713269, 2MASX J11274394+1713266, 2MASXi J1127439+171327, AKARI J1127444+171340, CGCG 096-049, CGCG 1125.1+1730, HDCE 0632 NED019, HIPASS J1127+17, IRAS 11251+1729, IRAS F11251+1729, LDCE 0778 NED041, LGG 237:[G93] 007, MCG +03-29-051, NGC 3686, NGC3686, NSA 139448, NVSS J112743+171329, PGC 035268, RSCG 41:[WBJ2013] A, SDSS J112743.97+171327.0, SSTSL2 J112744.00+171326.9, UGC 06460, USGC U376 NED02, UZC J112744.1+171326, [BEC2010] HRS 057, [M98j] 124 NED03,