Object name: NGC3801
Designation(s): NGC3801, NGC6790, NGC3802, NGC3803, NGC3806,
NGC 3801 is in the center of a small group of NGC galaxies, some north and south out of my limited field of view. The cluster is located in the tail of Leo about 170 million light-years distant. It certainly is an interesting galaxy. Highly disturbed by some encounters in the past with plumes going every which way and two dust lanes at right angles to each other. Rather red so apparently the interaction was some time in the past. It shut down star formation and now only smaller old red stars are left it would seem. Or is the red color due to it shrouded in a dust cloud caused by the interaction that masks its blue stars? Doesn't look like dust reddening to me. NED classes it as S0/a though I see little indication of any spiral structure. Looks more S0 or E to me but with dust. Could it be two spirals merging into an elliptical? Maybe but I found nothing supporting this. NGC Project classes it simply as S0? It certainly is a very active galaxy for its classification. Something massive is going on it appears. Note the asteroid trail in the southern part of the galaxy. This one is very interesting to many CCD users. I'll have more on it in a bit. Edit: Yesterday some new information was released on NGC 3801 -- see below.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J11401690+1743403, 2MASS J11401723+1748043, 2MASS J11401876+1745564, 2MASS J11404664+1747464, 2MASS J19225696+0130465, 2MASX J11401689+1743404, 2MASX J11401725+1748044, 2MASX J11401906+1745564, 2MASX J11404661+1747468, 2MASXi J1140166+174341, 2MASXi J1140187+174556, 2MASXi J1140466+174746, 2MFGC 09148, 4C +17.52, 87GB 113741.1+175953, 87GB 192023.5+012501, 87GB[BWE91] 1137+1759, 87GB[BWE91] 1920+0125, ASK 630044.0, ASK 630067.0, ASK 630071.0, CGCG 097-051, CGCG 097-052, CGCG 097-054, CGCG 1137.7+1800, CGCG 1137.7+1803, CGCG 1138.2+1804, CoNFIG2 J114017.03+174339.00 , Cul 1137+180, CXO J114016.9+174340, ECO 02926, ECO 02927, ECO 02934, ECO 05179, GALEXASC J114017.05+174339.2 , GALEXASC J114017.25+174805.2 , GALEXASC J114046.75+174746.1 , GALEXMSC J114017.07+174341.5 , GALEXMSC J114017.33+174805.9 , GALEXMSC J114046.75+174745.1 , HDCE 0664 NED006, HDCE 0664 NED007, HOLM 273A, HOLM 273B, IRAS 11377+1802, IRAS F11377+1802, IRAS F11382+1804, LCSB L0462O, LDCE 0831 NED008, LDCE 0831 NED009, LGG 246:[G93] 002, LGG 246:[G93] 003, LGG 246:[G93] 004, MAPS-NGP O_434_0115771, MAPS-NGP O_434_0115785, MAPS-NGP O_434_0116116, MCG +03-30-040, MCG +03-30-041, MCG +03-30-042, MG1 J114018+1743, MG2 J114016+1743, MRC 1137+180, NGC 3801, NGC 3802, NGC 3803, NGC 3806, NGC 6790, NGC3801, NGC3802, NGC3803, NGC3806, NGC6790, NSA 113289, NSA 113297, NSA 113298, NSA 140032, NVSS J114017+174339, NVSS J192256+013047, PGC 036200, PGC 036203, PGC 036204, PGC 036231, PKS 1137+180, PKS 1137+18C, PKS B1137+180, PKS J1140+1743, PN G037.8-06.3, SDSS J114016.98+174340.3, SDSS J114016.98+174340.4, SDSS J114017.29+174805.0, SDSS J114018.78+174555.2, SDSS J114046.66+174745.2, SDSS J114046.67+174745.2, SDSS J114046.67+174745.3, TXS 1137+180, UGC 06635, UGC 06636, UGC 06641, USGC U408 NED01, USGC U408 NED02, USGC U408 NED03, UZC J114016.7+174342, UZC J114018.8+174557, UZC J114046.7+174745, VERA J1140+1743, VERA J1922+0130, VLSS J1140.2+1743, WBL 347-003, WBL 347-004, WBL 347-005, [DZ2015] 633-01, [DZ2015] 633-02, [DZ2015] 633-06, [GBW2010] CoNFIG2 134, [HDL96] 097-044, [HDL96] 097-045, [HDL96] 097-046, [HDL96] 097-050, [M98j] 137 NED04, [PJY2015] 587742775093493871 , [TTL2012] 159991, [TTL2012] 160012, [TTL2012] 160016, [VFK2015] J175.07077+17.72782 , [VPP2013] 10, [WB92] 1137+1759,