Object name: NGC3884
NGC 3884 is a huge ringed galaxy in northeastern Leo about 330 million light-years distant. It is likely a member of the Abell 1367 galaxy cluster. The cluster is centered about three quarters of a degree southwest of this field but is over 2 degrees in radius so easily extends to this region. It is listed at 315 million light-years distant. NGC 3884 is a somewhat red and dead galaxy, as are the other spirals that are likely cluster members. This is not uncommon in clusters where multiple mergers have driven much of the cool gas out of the galaxy and heated the rest to where it can't form stars. At a size of some 215,000 light-years, it appears NGC 3884 has had plenty of mergers. It was discovered by William Herschel on April 27, 1785 but is in neither of the H400 observing programs.
Related Designation(s):1RXS J114611.5+202355, 2MASS J11461217+2023299, 2MASX J11461218+2023297, 2MASXi J1146121+202330, ABELL 1367:[BO85] 004, AGES J114612+202403, ASK 630557.0, CGCG 1143.6+2041, CGCG 127-052, ECO 03067, GALEXMSC J114612.24+202330.0 , HDCE 0672 NED038, LDCE 0836 NED045, LQAC 176+020 005, MAPS-NGP O_376_4097977, MCG +04-28-051, MS 1143.6+2040, NGC 3884, NGC3884, NSA 113483, NVSS J114612+202329, NVSS J114612+202331, PGC 036706, SDSS J114612.17+202329.9, SDSS J114612.18+202329.9, UGC 06746, USGC U416 NED07, UZC J114612.2+202330, WBL 353-074, [DZ2015] 657-01, [M98j] 144 NED09, [MO2001] J114612.3+202328.6, [TTL2012] 162893, [VCV2001] J114612.2+202329, [VCV2006] J114612.2+202329,