NGC 5383. - Five bright emission regions are to be found in the nuclear region within 8" of the center. The nucleus itself appears brighter than the brightest HII region only on the red continuum (6650) photograph. Sandage (1961) has pointed out that the obscuration suggests that the northwestern arm which also has the more regular dust lane, is the near side of the galaxy and the rotation curve of Burbidge et al. (1962) then indicates trailing arms. Burbidge's blue photograph of NGC 5383 is the best one for identification of the dust lanes.