NGC 3166 - SAB(rs)0/a pec

NGC 3166

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SAB(rs)0/a pec

Filter: B

Telescope: CTIO 1.5-m
North up , East right
Field Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.4 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SAB(rs)0/a
RSA Type: Sa(s)
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 17.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -20.7

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

This unusual object shows a weak, significantly foreshortened bar and a fairly well-defined inner pseudoring . However, the disk is riddled with chaotic dust lanes. The structure in the center is complex in showing a few bright knots. The galaxy has a small bulge for its type. 2MASS images (Jarrett et al. 2003) confirm the presence of the end-on bar.