Basic object information

Object name: NGC 3686
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.2
Size: 3.1'x2.4'
Position angle: 15
Object classification: SBbc
Description: pB,L,vlE,vgbM,r

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 11h 27m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +17 13' 00"

Constellation: Leo

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 8/9.4.2007 0:30

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 352x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Visuality: II

Height: 40

Weather: -8C

A quite tricky complex of hazy details. There is a bright and small core in the center and brighter arcs on the east and west. With averted vision there are also two darker arcs on the north and south side of the core but despite of that I wasn't able to detach a clear spiral structure.