NGC 2976 - SAd pec

NGC 2976

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SAd pec

Filter: B

Telescope: KPNO 2.1-m
North left , East down
Field Dimensions: 6.4 x 4.8 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SAc pec
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 19.0-27.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -17.1

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

NGC 2976 is a member of the M81 Group (Karachentsev 2005). The galaxy is defined by an extensive star-forming zone imbedded in a smooth background disk. There is almost no evidence for spiral structure in the star-forming zone, but the pattern is still regular. We prefer the Sd classification since the galaxy has virtually no central concentration.