Oct 31/Nov 1, 1946
NGC 3294 and NGC 877 to the right have
spiral arms of the grand design type, albeit with
a multiple-arm outer pattern. The two galaxies
below are of the flocculent type whose prototypes
are NGC 488 and NGC 2841.
The one highest-surface-brightness arm
which starts at the center in an (s)-type
configuration can be traced for a full 1 1/2
revolutions outward before it fades below
detectability on this 100-inch Hooker Telescope
plate. The corresponding opposite arm can be
traced for a whole revolution, which is unusual.
The redshift of NGC 3294 is 1566 km/s.
= Holm 202a
NGC 3291 (= Holm 202b) at 4.8 arcmin is a star.
NGC 3304 is at 18 arcmin.
SN in 1955 (noted in RC1) has not been confirmed.
SA(s)c (de Vaucouleurs)
= Holm 202a
Very small, diffuse, bright nucleus. Pseudo (r): 0.4 arcmin x 0.2 arcmin.
Several knotty bright branching arms.
NGC 3291 (Holm 202b) at 4.8 arcmin is a star.
NGC 3304 at 18 arcmin.
A.J., 61, 338, 1956.
HMS Note No. 091
Slit on nucleus and brightest emission patch.
HMS Note No. 092
Brightest emission patch 35 arcsec [west] of nucleus.
Difference in redshifts probably not significant for rotation,
because patch is nearly equidistant from major and minor axes.
A rather open spiral 3' x 1.5'; nucleus faint and stellar; whorls rather faint.