De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SA(s)d
Telescope: Danish 1.54-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 13.6 x 13.6 arcminutes
RC3 Type: SA(s)d
RSA Type: Sc II.8
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 18.0-27.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -18.2
Elmegreen Spiral Arm Class: AC 5
De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:
NGC 300 is an excellent example of its type. The spiral structure is fairly well-defined, and there is a faint nucleus. The disk is resolved throughout into blue supergiants mainly, and more than 100 Cepheids have been identified (Gieren et al. 2004).
NGC 300 is one of the more luminous members of the Sculptor Group (de Vaucouleurs 1959b), and has been the subject of many detailed studies. A detailed study of the star formation in NGC 300 based on images obtained with the Spitzer Space Telescope is provided by Helou et al. (2004). A detailed study of the bright nucleus is provided by Boker et al. (2002, 2004).