NGC 4625 - SAB(rs)m pec

NGC 4625

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SAB(rs)m pec

Filter: g

Telescope: SDSS 2.5-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.0 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SAB(rs)m pec
RSA Type: Sc(s)II-III pec
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 19.5-24.8 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -17.4

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

The strong asymmetry is the basis for Sm classification of this galaxy. A companion to the comparable Magellanic spiral NGC 4618, NGC 4625 was recently discovered to have an extended UV disk by Gil de Paz et al. (2005), who suggested that the bulk of its disk stars are currently being formed. A trace of this extended starlight is visible in the SDSS image.