NGC 1964.---(R)Sab: Foreground star ~4" from galaxy nucleus. System is
fairly inclined. Bright nuclear point source embedded in a thin, HSB
bar within a bright elliptical bulge. At lower surface brightness, the
bar and foreground star make the bulge isophotes appear lemon-shaped.
Faint, smooth spiral arms emerge from the minor-axis ends of the bulge
and wrap for only ~90deg before fading into a general inner disk. The
inner disk has a number of knots and patches. There is a faint outer
disk, with a patchy outer ring structure.
Hubble Atlas, p. 22
Dec 29/30, 1980
103aO + GG385
NGC 1964 is closely similar to NGC 210. A set of tightly wound
inner spiral arms in a high-surface-brightness disk change into the
more open, two-armed outer spiral pattern. Each of the two outer arms
can be traced for about three-quarters of a revolution from their
origin, tangent to the inner near-ring. The few HII regions in the
outer arms are small, unresolved at the 1.5" level.
Overexposed center, thin patchy arms with many knots.
4 bright stars superposed preceding.
=ESO 554- G 10
"Atlas and Catalogue", Univ. of Washington, Seattle, 1966.
Ap. J., 155, 417, 1969.
Small, very bright nucleus
with a very bright star superposed
on a bright lens: 1.2 arcmin x 0.4 arcmin with dark lanes.
2 main arms with branching form
pseudo (R): 2.3 arcmin x 1.0 arcmin.
Oct. 23/24, 1955
103aO + WG2
This galaxy is seen at a high angle of projection. In form
it is almost identical to NGC 0210. Prominent dust lanes
and spiral structure are present in the bright central lens.
These inner spiral arms are tightly wound. The two outer
spiral arms start tangent to the inner lens and wind through
about 300 derees before they can be traced no longer. They
show partial resolution. The plate from which this
reproduction was made was taken under poor seeing conditions.
HMS Note No. 033
Has a foreground star 3 arcsec following nucleus
(Hubble, letter Jan. 9, 1947).