Diffuse radio emission to the north may be related to this galaxy.
7. NGC 2742 is a very regular Sc galaxy of medium inclination. The residuum
image (Fig. 3) shows the arms as positive features (white) and the
inter-arm regions as negative residuals (black).
Feb 11/12, 1980
The spiral pattern in NGC 2742 is beautifully
regular. It is multi-armed; five crossings of
the major axis can be traced on one side and
three or four on the other (depending on whether
one counts satellite arm fragments as separate
The original plate was taken with a Racine
wedge which makes secondary images of the
The redshift is v_o = 1422 km/s.
SA(s)c: (de Vaucouleurs)
Small, bright nucleus. Several filamentary, knotty arms.
Ap. J., 85, 325, 1937.