NGC 3972 - SA(s)bc

NGC 3972

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SA(s)bc

Filter: B

Telescope: UH 2.2-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 4.6 x 3.5 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SA(s)bc
RSA Type: -----
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 20.5-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -19.3

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

The spiral structure is ill-defined but clear. The Sbc classification is based on the tightness of the arms, the light patchiness, and the small size of the bulge.