Pair? [with NGC 3614A]
Feb 4/5, 1981
The spiral pattern in NGC 3614 is that of
the multiple-armed type, starting with two main
arms that begin from an internal ring and that
branch after about three-quarters of a revolution.
The arms are thin and can be well traced,
requiring the early luminosity classification.
A candidate [NGC 3614A] for a close companion
exists at a separation of 2.6'. Its redshift is
presently (1990) unknown. If it is similar to the
value for NGC 3614 of v_o = 2362 km/s, the projected
linear separation of the pair would be small, 36
kpc at the redshift distance of 47 Mpc (H = 50).
The brightnesses of the HII-region knots in the
two galaxies are similar enough to argue for
equality of distances.
Pair with NGC 3614A at 2.5 arcmin
SAB(r)c (de Vaucouleurs)
Paired with companion at 2.6, 220, 0.9 x 0.7, dwarf, diffuse, patchy,
NGC 3614A in RC1, SB(s)m (de Vaucouleurs)
Small, bright nucleus. Traces of a faint bar. Narrow, faint (r):
0.43 arcmin x 0.2 arcmin. 2 main knotty, filamentary, branching arms.
Beginning of resolution.
Pair with NGC 3614A at 2.5 arcmin.
Lund 9 dimensions are for the bright part only.