NGC 6398 - (R)SB(l)a

NGC 6398

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: (R)SB(l)a

Filter: S

Telescope: CTIO 1.5-m
North left , East down
Field Dimensions: 3.0 x 2.3 arcminutes

RC3 Type: (R)SB(r)a
RSA Type: -----
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 18.5-27.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -20.9

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

The bar is strong and appears surrounded by a faint lens . The outer ring is well-defined and full of patchy structure. It appears to be made of segments of different spiral arms. The ring's patchiness is the basis for our Sa classification.