NGC 1560 - Sd/Sm sp

NGC 1560

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: Sd/Sm sp

Filter: B

Telescope: UH 2.2-m
North left , East down
Field Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.0 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SA(s)d sp
RSA Type: ------
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 19.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -16.9

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

This low luminosity system is a very good example of its type. Although possibly late enough to be classified as Sm, it lacks the characteristic asymmetry of the SBm class and could therefore be nonbarred. The object is a member of the IC 342 /Maffei Group (Buta and McCall 1999).