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NGC 3700 (= PGC 35413)
Discovered (Mar 31, 1867) by
Robert Ball
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBab?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 29 38.5, Dec +35 30 54)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.7 arcmin?
SDSS image of NGC 3700
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 3700
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy; also shown is NGC 3695
SDSS image of region near NGC 3700

NGC 3701 (= PGC 35405)
Discovered (Apr 10, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Leo (RA 11 29 28.8, Dec +24 05 37)
Apparent size 1.9 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 3702 (= PGC 35448)
Discovered (1886) by
Francis Leavenworth (II-439)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Crater (RA 11 30 13.4, Dec -08 51 44)
Apparent size 1.3 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 3703 (= PGC 170146)
Discovered (Dec 31, 1885) by
Ormond Stone (I-187)
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S?) in Crater (RA 11 29 09.0, Dec -08 26 47)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 3704 (= PGC 35435)
Discovered (Feb 23, 1878) by
Wilhelm Tempel (I-35, V-10)
A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Crater (RA 11 30 04.6, Dec -11 32 45)
The second IC notes "Not found by Howe (4 nights, 1898-99). Tempel saw 3707 four times, 3704 only once (place by sketch, 25 May 1881, in private letter). Common has '2 faint, round, on the parallel (of declination), star symmetrically placed between.' I assumed, perhaps erroneously, that 3704 and 07 are the same as Common's, the place of which is RA 11 22 57, NPD 100 33.3, though Tempel's nebulae are not on the parallel". Apparent size 1.6 by 1.4 arcmin?

NGC 3705 (= PGC 35440)
Discovered (Jan 18, 1784) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBab?) in Leo (RA 11 30 07.6, Dec +09 16 34)
Apparent size 4.9 by 2.0 arcmin?

IC 2887 (= PGC 35470 = "NGC 3705A")
Discovered (Mar 27, 1906) by Max Wolf (7-260) (and later listed as IC 2887)
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 3705A due to general proximity to NGC 3705
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S?) in Leo (RA 11 30 29.5, Dec +09 23 18)
See IC 2887 for anything else.

PGC 1361422 (= "NGC 3705B")
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 3705B due to general proximity to
NGC 3705
A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Leo (RA 11 29 43.6, Dec +09 12 20)
Apparent size 0.4 by 0.2 arcmin?

NGC 3706 (= PGC 35417)
Discovered (May 1, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Centaurus (RA 11 29 44.2, Dec -36 23 29)
Apparent size 3.1 by 1.8 arcmin?

NGC 3707 (= PGC 35446)
Discovered (Feb 23, 1878) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V-10)
A 15th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E3?) in Crater (RA 11 30 11.5, Dec -11 32 34)
Apparent size 0.6 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 3708
Recorded (Dec 31, 1885) by
Ormond Stone (I-188)
A lost or nonexistent object in Leo (RA 11 30 39.2, Dec -03 13 21)

NGC 3709
Recorded (1886) by
Ormond Stone (I-189)
A lost or nonexistent object in Leo (RA 11 30 39.2, Dec -03 15 21)

NGC 3710 (= PGC 35502)
Discovered (Apr 10, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E2?) in Leo (RA 11 31 06.9, Dec +22 46 07)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 3711 (= PGC 35392 + PGC 3771864?)
Discovered (1886) by
Francis Leavenworth (II-440)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Crater (RA 11 29 25.5, Dec -11 04 47)
Accompanied by a 15th-magnitude compact galaxy (type C?) at RA 11 29 26.0, Dec -11 04 26
The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 11 22 22. Apparent size of PGC 35392 about 0.9 by 0.4 arcmin? Of PGC 3771864 about 0.3 by 0.3 arcmin? The two galaxies are almost certainly not a physical pair, as their recessional velocities differ by more than 1200 km/sec.

NGC 3712 (= PGC 35556 =
NGC 3714)
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 3714)
Discovered (Mar 26, 1827) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 3712)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 31 53.6, Dec +28 21 31)
Apparent size 1.3 by 0.8 arcmin? Although the other NGC listing is the earlier observation, the galaxy is generally called NGC 3712.

NGC 3713 (= PGC 35546)
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Leo (RA 11 31 41.9, Dec +28 09 14)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 3714 (= PGC 35556 =
NGC 3712)
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by William Herschel (and later listed as NGC 3714)
Discovered (Mar 26, 1827) by John Herschel (and later listed as NGC 3712)
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 31 53.6, Dec +28 21 31)
Although NGC 3714 represents the earlier observation, the galaxy is generally called NGC 3712, which see for anything other than historical information.

NGC 3715 (= PGC 35540)
Discovered (Mar 27, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Crater (RA 11 31 32.2, Dec -14 13 52)
Apparent size 1.4 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 3716 (= PGC 35545)
Discovered (Apr 6, 1866) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Leo (RA 11 31 41.2, Dec +03 29 17)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.6 arcmin?

NGC 3717 (= PGC 35539)
Discovered (Apr 29, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Hydra (RA 11 31 32.0, Dec -30 18 30)
Apparent size 6.2 by 1.0 arcmin?

NGC 3718 (= PGC 35616 =
Arp 214)
Discovered (Apr 12, 1789) by William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa? pec) in Ursa Major (RA 11 32 34.7, Dec +53 04 02)
Gravitationally interacting with NGC 3729, which see. Apparent size 8.1 by 4.0 arcmin? Used by the Arp Atlas as an example of a galaxy with irregularities, absorption, and resolution.
SDSS image of NGC 3718
Above, an 8 by 12 arcmin wide/high "closeup" of NGC 3718
Below, a 12 by 18 arcmin image, adjusted to show the outer arms
Also visible (at bottom) is the much more distant Hickson Compact Group 56 of interacting galaxies
SDSS image of NGC 3718, digitally altered to highlight its outer regions

NGC 3719 (= PGC 35581)
Discovered (Mar 15, 1866) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Leo (RA 11 32 13.5, Dec +00 49 09)
Apparent size 1.7 by 1.3 arcmin?

NGC 3720 (= PGC 35594)
Discovered (Mar 15, 1866) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Leo (RA 11 32 21.6, Dec +00 48 14)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 3721 (= PGC 35727)
Discovered (1886) by
Francis Leavenworth (II-441)
A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Crater (RA 11 34 07.8, Dec -09 28 00)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 3722 (= PGC 35746)
Discovered (1880) by
Andrew Common (20)
A 14th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Crater (RA 11 34 23.2, Dec -09 40 46)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 3723 (= PGC 35604)
Discovered (1880) by
Andrew Common (19)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Crater (RA 11 32 30.5, Dec -09 58 08)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 3724 (= PGC 35757)
Discovered (1880) by
Andrew Common (20)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Crater (RA 11 34 28.7, Dec -09 39 34)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 3725 (= PGC 35698)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1790) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 33 40.7, Dec +61 53 20)
Apparent size 1.2 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 3726 (= PGC 35676)
Discovered (Feb 5, 1788) by
William Herschel
A 10th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 33 20.8, Dec +47 01 40)
Apparent size 6.0 by 1.4 arcmin?

NGC 3727 (= PGC 35697)
Discovered (1886) by
Francis Leavenworth (II-444)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Crater (RA 11 33 40.9, Dec -13 52 42)
The second IC lists a corrected RA (per Howe) of 11 26 37. Apparent size 0.9 by 0.6 arcmin?

NGC 3728 (= PGC 35669)
Discovered (Apr 10, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Leo (RA 11 33 15.7, Dec +24 26 51)
Apparent size 2.0 by 1.5 arcmin?

NGC 3729 (= PGC 35711)
Discovered (Apr 12, 1789) by
William Herschel
An 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa pec) in Ursa Major (RA 11 33 49.2, Dec +53 07 35)
Gravitationally interacting with NGC 3718. Apparent size 2.9 by 1.9 arcmin?
SDSS image of NGC 3729
Above, a 3 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 3729
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near NGC 3729
Below, an 18 arcmin wide region centered between NGC 3729 and 3718
SDSS image of region between NGC 3718 and 3729

NGC 3730 (= PGC 35743?)
Discovered (1886) by
Francis Leavenworth (II-445)
A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Crater (RA 11 34 16.9, Dec -09 34 34)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.9 arcmin? (Data applies to PGC 35743, whether it is NGC 3730 or not.) (Note to self: Per Corwin, the identification is uncertain at best; Steinicke wonders if it could be the same as 3732, but Corwin's discussion makes that impossible. Need to sort this out in the next iteration of this page.)

NGC 3731 (= PGC 35731)
Discovered (Apr 12, 1784) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Leo (RA 11 34 11.6, Dec +12 30 46)
Apparent size 1.0 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 3732 (= PGC 35734)
Discovered (Mar 4, 1786) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a?) in Crater (RA 11 34 13.9, Dec -09 50 43)
Apparent size 1.4 by 1.2 arcmin?

NGC 3733 (= PGC 35797)
Discovered (Apr 14, 1789) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 35 01.7, Dec +54 51 01)
Apparent size 4.9 by 2.2 arcmin?

NGC 3734 (= PGC 35773)
Discovered (Apr 19, 1794) by
William Herschel
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Crater (RA 11 34 40.6, Dec -14 04 52)
Apparent size 1.3 by 1.0 arcmin?

NGC 3735 (= PGC 35869)
Discovered (Dec 7, 1801) by
William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Draco (RA 11 35 57.1, Dec +70 32 08)
Apparent size 4.0 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 3736 (= PGC 35835)
Discovered (1885) by
Ralph Copeland
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S??) in Draco (RA 11 35 41.7, Dec +73 27 09)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 3737 (= PGC 35840)
Discovered (Apr 14, 1789) by
William Herschel
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 35 36.2, Dec +54 56 56)
Apparent size 0.8 by 0.7 arcmin?

PGC 94195 (= "NGC 3737A")
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 3737A due to its proximity to
NGC 3737
A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 35 31.2, Dec +54 55 52)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 3738 (= PGC 35856, and =
Arp 234)
Discovered (Apr 14, 1789) by William Herschel
A 12th-magnitude irregular galaxy (type Im?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 35 48.2, Dec +54 31 26)
Apparent size 2.5 by 1.9 arcmin? Used by the Arp Atlas as an example of galaxies with fission.
HST image of irregular galaxy NGC 3738
Above, a HST image of the galaxy (Image Credits: ESA/Hubble & NASA)

NGC 3739 (= PGC 35841)
Discovered (Mar 16, 1869) by
Otto Struve
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Leo (RA 11 35 37.5, Dec +25 05 19)
Apparent size 1.1 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 3740 (= PGC 35883)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1790) by
William Herschel
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S??) in Ursa Major (RA 11 36 12.1, Dec +59 58 36)
Apparent size 0.9 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 3741 (= PGC 35878)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1828) by
John Herschel
A 14th-magnitude irregular galaxy (type Im?) in Ursa Major (RA 11 36 06.0, Dec +45 17 03)
Apparent size 1.4 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 3742 (= PGC 35833)
Discovered (Apr 21, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBab? pec) in Centaurus (RA 11 35 32.1, Dec -37 57 22)
Apparent size 2.4 by 1.7 arcmin?

NGC 3743 (= PGC 35855)
Discovered (Mar 18, 1874) by
Ralph Copeland
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Leo (RA 11 35 57.3, Dec +21 43 23)
Apparent size 0.5 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 3744 (= PGC 35857)
Discovered (Apr 11, 1882) by
Édouard Stephan (12a-46)
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S?) in Leo (RA 11 35 57.8, Dec +23 00 44)
Apparent size 0.6 by 0.2 arcmin?

NGC 3745 (= PGC 36001, part of the Copeland Septet)
(part of HCG 57 = NGC 3745,
3746, 3748, 3750, 3751, 3753 & 3754)
(part of Arp 320 = NGC 3745, 3746, 3748, 3750, 3753 & 3754, & PGC 36010)

Discovered (Apr 5, 1874) by Ralph Copeland
A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Leo (RA 11 37 44.5, Dec +22 01 16)
Part of the Copeland Septet (= Hickson Compact Group 57), and of Arp 320, used by the Arp Atlas as an example of a group of galaxies. The first IC notes that the NGC positions of all seven members of the Septet are wrong: "The RA's of these should be increased by 1m 32s, and the NPD diminished by 15.9 arcmin, as pointed out by Kobold in the A.N. 3241. In the Birr diagram the objects alpha and iota should be removed from the diagram (their places in the NGC are correct). The error was caused by my assuming two stars described on different nights as 'very red' and 'reddish' to be identical, which they are not (see A.N.3246)". Apparent size 0.4 by 0.2 arcmin?

NGC 3746 (= PGC 35997, part of the Copeland Septet)
(part of HCG 57 =
NGC 3745, 3746, 3748, 3750, 3751, 3753 & 3754)
(part of Arp 320 = NGC 3745, 3746, 3748, 3750, 3753 & 3754, & PGC 36010)

Discovered (Feb 9, 1874) by Ralph Copeland
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBab?) in Leo (RA 11 37 43.6, Dec +22 00 35)
Part of the Copeland Septet (= Hickson Compact Group 57), and of Arp 320, used by the Arp Atlas as an example of a group of galaxies. Per the first IC note for NGC 3745, the RA should be increased by 1m 32s, and the NPD reduced by 15.9 arcmin. Apparent size 1.1 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 3747 (= PGC 90149)
Discovered (Apr 2, 1801) by
William Herschel
A 15th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type S??) in Draco (RA 11 32 31.2, Dec +74 22 44)
Apparent size 0.7 by 0.3 arcmin? (Steinicke suggests perhaps a double system, but cursory glance at images says not.)

NGC 3748 (= PGC 36007, part of the Copeland Septet)
(part of HCG 57 =
NGC 3745, 3746, 3748, 3750, 3751, 3753 & 3754)
(part of Arp 320 = NGC 3745, 3746, 3748, 3750, 3753 & 3754, & PGC 36010)

Discovered (Apr 5, 1874) by Ralph Copeland
A 15th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Leo (RA 11 37 49.1, Dec +22 01 35)
Part of the Copeland Septet (= Hickson Compact Group 57), and of Arp 320, used by the Arp Atlas as an example of a group of galaxies. Per the first IC note for NGC 3745, the RA should be increased by 1m 32s, and the NPD reduced by 15.9 arcmin. Apparent size 0.7 by 0.4 arcmin?

PGC 36010
(part of
Arp 320 = NGC 3745, 3746, 3748, 3750, 3753 & 3754, & PGC 36010)
Not an NGC object but listed here as part of Arp 320
A 16th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Leo (RA 11 37 50.5, Dec +22 00 46)
Part of Arp 320, used by the Arp Atlas as an example of a group of galaxies. Apparent size ? arcmin.

NGC 3749 (= PGC 35861)
Discovered (Apr 21, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa? pec) in Centaurus (RA 11 35 53.0, Dec -37 59 51)
Apparent size 4.2 by 1.2 arcmin?
DSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 3749
Above, a 5 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 3749
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy, also showing NGC 3742
DSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 3749, also showing spiral galaxy NGC 3742
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