CIG 448. The NED classification for this object is SAB(rs)c. This inclined
galaxy shows a set of multiple and clumpy arms that appear blue in both the B-I
color map and the RGB image. These images also allow to appreciate dust lanes
along the disk. Notice how the bulge region is emphasized in the RGB and JHK
images. Contrary to the optical images, the JHK image shows two main arms and
weak evidence of a bar, instead. A few dim galaxies are appreciated in the
neighborhood. The total B-V color index is intermediate between the Scd/Sd and
the Sm/Im types. We classify this galaxy as SABc.
Feb 3/4, 1981
The image of NGC 3437 here is from a
yellow plate (no filter) with a very short
exposure, designed to see the semi-chaotic spiral
pattern over the high-surface-brightness inner
disk. The redshift of NGC 3437 is v_o = 1201 km/s.
SAB(rs)c: (de Vaucouleurs)
Small, bright nucleus. Hexagonal central part. Knotty filamentary arms.