NGC 5427 - SA(rs)bc

NGC 5427

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SA(rs)bc

Filter: B

Telescope: CTIO 0.9-m
North left , East down
Field Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.1 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SA(s)c pec
RSA Type: Sbc(s)I
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 19.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -21.2
Elmegreen Spiral Arm Class: AC 9

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

NGC 5427 is a member of a binary pair with NGC 5426 to its west. The core is small but the arms are smooth and fairly tightly wrapped. Thus, we favor a ``late" Sbc classification. In the center is a small inner pseudoring. The companion, NGC 5426 , is an SA(s)c type.