NGC 4293 - (R)SB(s)0/a

NGC 4293

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: (R)SB(s)0/a

Filter: B

Telescope: McGraw-Hill 1.3-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 5.3 x 4.0 arcminutes

RC3 Type: (R)SB(s)0/a
RSA Type: Sa
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 19.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -20.2

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

The bar is very prominent in this galaxy, and a faint outer ring is present, but the most unusual aspect of the system is the excessive dustiness of the bar. Arcs of dust affect the whole bar and even cut into the nucleus. The apparent bulge is small for the type. The (s) classification is based on the appearance of the outer ring ; its south side looks weakly spiral.

The bar is very conspicuous in 2 MASS (Skrutskie et al. 1997) images, showing weak inner boxiness and a slight twist (Jarrett et al. 2003).