March 12/13, 1980
103aO + GG385
The two principal arms of this (s)-type spiral
begin as low-surface-brightness features with
associated dust lanes near the center. These
features, moderately ill-defined, connect with the
very-high-surface-brightness, massive, well-defined
principal outer luminous arms at a distance
of about half a disk length from the center.
A third, lower-surface-brightness arm
begins also at the place that one of the two
principal high-surface-brightness arms starts.
The pitch angle of this third arm is different
from the others.
The redshift is v_o = 2375 km/s.
(r): 0.6 x 0.5. Bright star 2.3 following.
Dist arms and (r').
=ESO 435- G 24
Small, very bright nucleus. Pseudo (r): 0.5 arcmin x 0.4 arcmin. 2 main
knotty arms with branches. Poorly resolved.