NGC 3726 - SAB(r)c

NGC 3726

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SAB(r)c

Filter: B

Telescope: McGraw-Hill 1.3-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.5 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SAB(r)c
RSA Type: Sbc(rs)II
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 18.5-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -20.7
Elmegreen Spiral Arm Class: AC 5

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

The bar seems well-defined in this late-type spiral, but it is fairly weak. Surrounding the bar, a clear patchy inner ring of low contrast is found, unusually complete for such a late Hubble type. Both the ring and the bar are much more comspicuous in a 2.2 micron image (Mollenhoff and Heidt 2001).

Much of the outer spiral structure in the B-band image is as ill-defined as the inner ring , partly because of the high surface brightness of the background disk light. At least two main spiral arms and a host of weaker features are present outside the inner ring.