NGC 2865 - Pec or E(shell)

NGC 2865

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: Pec or E(shell)

Filter: B

Telescope: LCO 2.4-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 3.7 x 3.4 arcminutes

RC3 Type: E3-4
RSA Type: E4 (S0?)
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 16.5-27.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -20.7

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

The central section of this galaxy looks like an E4 surrounded by a few sharp-edged shells. The main shell is very circular. Shell elliptical galaxies were studied in detail in the 1980s and the shells have been shown to result from an interaction (see book section 2.17.3).