De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SB(s)m pec/BCD
Telescope: SDSS 2.5-m
North upper right, East upper left
Field Dimensions: 2.0 x 1.5 arcminutes
RC3 Type: SB(s)m pec
RSA Type: Sc III pec
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 18.5-24.5 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -17.8
De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:
This small, high surface brightness spiral appears to be a mostly one-armed SBm type where the single arm winds more than 180o. However, the arm does not appear to connect to the apparent bar.
Recent studies have interpreted NGC 2537 as a blue compact dwarf galaxy, i.e., a small, high surface brightness galaxy dominated by star formation (Thuan and Martin 1981; Gil de Paz et al. 1999; book section 2.17.1).