NGC 4214 - SAB(s)m

NGC 4214

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SAB(s)m

Filter: B

Telescope: KPNO 4-m
North left , East down
Field Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.7 arcminutes

RC3 Type: IAB(s)m
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 17.5-28.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -17.6

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

NGC 4214 is a very good example of a Magellanic spiral. On old short exposure photographs, only the bright inner regions were seen, and these revealed mainly an irregular shape. In the Atlas image, however, this zone is imbedded and relatively well-centered within an extensive, well-defined disk of background light. The type is Sm because the galaxy shows many characteristics of the Magellanic Clouds. The bar is defined by the inner irregular zone but is still very evident; it is sharply defined by star formation on one side, and is diffuse on the other. There appears to be a nucleus in the center of the apparent bar. The disk includes weak spiral features and there is extensive resolution of the image into individual stars.