NGC 1415 - (R)SAB(rs)a

NGC 1415

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: (R)SAB(rs)a

Filter: B

Telescope: NOT 2.5-m
North left , East down
Field Dimensions: 5.3 x 3.9 arcminutes

RC3 Type: (R)SAB(s)0/a
RSA Type: Sa/SBa(late)
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 18.0-27.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -18.8

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

This highly inclined object has many interesting features. The bright inner section appears to be a combination of a significant oval bounded by a weak inner pseudoring . The bar-oval has two strong leading dust lanes to give away its presence, in addition to considerable near-side extinction. In the center of this oval zone there is considerable structure in the form of a bright inner spiral. The color index map shows that this inner structure is part of a large, partly obscured nuclear ring. A small red dust wisp is seen in the center of this feature in the same map. The map also shows large star-forming complexes around the ends of the bar-oval, and a trace of color enhancement associated with the weak inner pseudoring . The bulge appears to be very small in blue light.