NGC 428 - SAB(s)m

NGC 428

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SAB(s)m

Filter: B

Telescope: Perkins 1.8-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.9 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SAB(s)m
RSA Type: Sc(s)III
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 20.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -19.2
Elmegreen Spiral Arm Class: AC 1

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

This unusual galaxy is clearly a transition spiral to the irregulars. A weak bar, oriented southeast-northwest, can be identified. Weak and unusual spiral features characterize the outer disk, and there is considerable asymmetry . There is a very faint nucleus in the center of the apparent bar. This object is a nuclear star cluster (Boker et al. 2002, 2003).