Fairall 301 (NGC 1522; North up, East left): the RC3 catalog
(de Vaucouleurs et al.1991) quotes a total B magnitude of
13.93 +/- 0.13 from Bergvall & Olofsson 1986, comparable to our measured
B of 14.15 mag. This BCDG is embedded in a faint envelope; it has
regular isophotes, a bright blue core (B-R ~ 0.5), with two separated
knots slightly off-centered. The brightness gradient towards the outer
regions is more pronounced on one side (North-East) than the other. The
major axis of the central star-forming region does not coincide with
that of the whole galaxy. The SB distribution beyond a radius of 10" is
dominated by an exponential law.
Overexposed center, dist lens. NGC 1523 = 4 stars.
Overexposed center, dist lens.
=ESO 156- G 38