NGC 2336 - SAB(rs)bc

NGC 2336

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SAB(rs)bc

Filter: B

Telescope: UH 2.2-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.8 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SAB(r)bc
RSA Type: SBbc(r)I
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 18.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -22.1
Elmegreen Spiral Arm Class: AC 9

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

NGC 2336 is an excellent example of a multi-armed Sbc, or ``Milky Way" type galaxy (i.e., it resembles artistic interpretations of the face-on appearance of the Milky Way as in, for example, de Vaucouleurs and Pence 1978). The bar is foreshortened but is well-defined, and has some apparent dust. The inner pseudoring is of the NGC 4548 type, i.e., made of arms which overshoot the ends of the bar. The outer spirals form a global multi-armed pattern, with at least four main arms and several more secondary arms or arcs. In a deprojected image, the inner pseudoring is a relatively circular feature. Wilke, Mollenhoff, and Matthias (1999) present an extensive numerical modeling of the kinematics and dynamics of NGC 2336 .