NGC 5363 - I0 pec or E(dust-lane)

NGC 5363

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: I0 pec or E(dust-lane)

Filter: g

Telescope: SDSS 2.5-m
North right , East up
Field Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.9 arcminutes

RC3 Type: I0?
RSA Type: [S03(5)]
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 18.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -20.8

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

NGC 5363 is an early-type galaxy showing peculiar dust patterns. In the inner regions, a small dust lane lies almost along the galaxy minor axis, while further out a large dust lane lies almost along the galaxy major axis. Bertola (1987) classified NGC 5363 as a warped dust lane elliptical. Sandage classifies the galaxy as an S03, while de Vaucouleurs classified it as I0 pec. Without the dust, the galaxy probably would be classified as E+ or S0-. Dust lane Es are further discussed in book section 2.10.