Jan 9/10, 1981
NGC 1288 is at the western edge of the
Fornax Cluster (Ferguson 1989) but evidently is
in the background at a redshift of v_o = 4461 km/s.
The regular spiral pattern of the MAS
multiple-armed type requires the bright luminosity
class. Many unresolved HII regions exist in the
thin, regular, well-defined arms. The central
bulge and disk are smooth and unresolved,
indicating an old population.
Overexposed center, (r'): 0.6 x 0.5, many knots on thin arms.
=ESO 357- G 13
2 branch spirals
Thin, regular multiple arms.