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What galaxy looks the most like the Milky Way?

Is there a particular galaxy cataloged by astronomers which is considered to most closely resemble what the structure of the Milky Way is believed to look like, when viewed from a similar distance?
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Galaxy behind the Ring Nebula

Would anyone be able to reference the galaxy in the background of this image of the Ring Nebula: It's obviously not a Messier object, I'm more confident in it being in the New General Catalogue.