NGC 4157 - Sc sp

NGC 4157

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: Sc sp

Filter: B

Telescope: UH 2.2-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.9 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SAB(s)b? sp
RSA Type: Sbc
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 19.5-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -20.4

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

NGC 4157 is not exacty edge-on, but it is still too inclined to discern the family and variety reliably. Only a small nucleus peers out of the thick dust layer.