Hubble Atlas, p. 22
Aug 25/26, 1955
This negative print of NGC 615 is made from the same plate used
in the Hubble Atlas for the positive print there.
The form of the spiral pattern is of the NGC 210 type. The outer
arms start from an inner near-ring, similar to that in NGC 3185 (Sa;
panel 99) but burned out in the inner regions in the print here. The
arms in NGC 615 are thicker than those in the prototype galaxies NGC
210 and NGC 1964 at the right, which are of the same spiral type.
HII regions exist in the arms but are not resolved at the 1"
Publ. Byurakan Obs., No. 42, 3, 1970.
Very bright nucleus
in a bright (r): 0.7 arcmin x 0.2 arcmin:
Regular, knotty double arms.
Aug. 25/26, 1955
This galaxy is similar to NGC 1964 and NGC 0210. The
inner spiral structure and the prominent dust lanes can
be seen in the bright central lens on the original plate.
There are only two outer arms in this galaxy, but they are
considerably thicker than the arms of NGC 0210. Each of the
outer arms can be traced through about 360 degrees. One arm,
coming from the periphery of the lens, approaches close
to the inner edge of the other arm after the first arm has
turned about 180 degrees. This apparent overlapping of the arms
is similar to the pattern in NGC 3185 (pg. 43), NGC 4274 (pg.
12), and others.