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Notes for object NGC 3301

3 note(s) found in NED.

1. 1994CAG1..B...0000S
Re:NGC 3301
April 27/28, 1979
75 min
The pattern of bulge, lens, and faint,
massive, smooth outer arms in NGC 3301 is similar
to the pattern in NGC 5854 above. The bulge is
invisible in the reproduction; it is buried in the
high-surface-brightness lens, which is the
dominant feature in the print. The
even-higher-surface-brightness bulge is very small
(4" x 8"), and is elongated along the major axis of
the lens.
The very-faint-surface-brightness outer
envelope, which is the spiral pattern with its
smooth, massive arms, extends beyond the lens to
about twice the diameter of the lens. The beginnings
of the outer spiral disk are visible in the
print, beginning at a distance from the center
near where the three stars straddle the major
axis (two below and one above) on the left side.
The classification of SB0/a pec in the RC2 is not
supported from the present plate material. The
galaxy is a normal, very early, smooth-armed Sa
near the beginning of the Sa section.

2. 1973UGC...C...0000N
Re:UGC 05767
{(R')}SB(rs)0/a (de Vaucouleurs), S0 (Holmberg)
UGC 05742 at 33., 245
{UGC incorrectly notes "Pec". H. Corwin}

3. 1964RC1...C...0000d
Re:NGC 3301
Extremely bright nucleus. Bright pseudo (r): 1.0 arcmin x 0.25 arcmin.
2 faint smooth arms form pseudo (R): 2.1 arcmin x 0.55 arcmin.
HA 88, 2 major axis dimension (1.4 arcmin) is for the lens only.

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