March 25/26, 1982
103aO + GG385
The diffuse bar in NGC 3892 terminates at
the edge of the very-faint-surface-brightness disk
just barely visible in the main print here. The rim
luminosity of the disk is enhanced in partial
arches at the two opposite termination points of
the bar. These small sectors of a complete rim
ring can be traced only for about 5 deg on either
side of both ends of the bar. The pattern is nearly
identical to that seen in the external ring in NGC
4340 (at the immediate right), but it is much
more subtle in NGC 3892 here.
vdB - SB(a):
Morg - kB3
deV - SB(rs)0+
[17.5 mag] 1.4 arcmin to the southwest
1.4 arcmin to the northwest.
Very small, very bright nucleus. Bright bar. (r): 1.15 arcmin x - .
Lund 9 dimensions rejected, nucleus only.