NGC 4178 - SB(s)d

NGC 4178

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SB(s)d

Filter: B

Telescope: OHP 1.2-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 6.9 x 5.5 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SB(rs)dm
RSA Type: SBc
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 20.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -19.8

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

The bar is a patchy, very well-defined feature. It is viewed broadside-on at high inclination . The outer arms are very ill-defined and include several bright superassociations.