Red (dust) spiral features down to reddened nucleus
Spiral-like dust down to the nucleus.
Feb 2/3, 1981
NGC 3277 is a multiple-armed Sa having
knots along one of the thin, tightly wrapped
spiral arms. The arms start tangent to an inner
ring surrounding the small central bulge. The
outer thin arms are in fragments that cannot be
traced individually for more than about a 120 deg
wrap at most, which is characteristic of the MAS
SA(r)ab (de Vaucouleurs)
Very small, very bright nucleus. Very bright (r): 0.3 arcmin x 0.2 arcmin.
Poorly resolved inner arms. Similar to NGC 6753, but no (R) visible.
Lund 6, Heidelberg Veroff. Vol. 9, 1926, and Lick dimensions are for the
bright part only.
Nearly round, 1' in diameter; bright stellar nucleus. In the central portion,
about 0.4' in diameter, the whorls are quite bright, and compactly arranged;
the outermost whorls are very faint and well separated. 22 s.n.