NGC 3223 - SA(r)bc

NGC 3223

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SA(r)bc

Filter: B

Telescope: CTIO 0.9-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 4.1 x 3.0 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SA(s)b
RSA Type: Sb(s)I-II
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 18.5-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -21.9

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

The inner ring is a low contrast feature made of two tightly wrapped spiral arms. The high multiplicity spiral arms are low contrast as well and have some flocculent character. The Sbc classification is based on the openness of the arms and their light patchiness.