NGC 578 - SB(s)cd

NGC 578

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SB(s)cd

Filter: B

Telescope: CTIO 0.9-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.2 arcminutes

RC3 Type: SAB(rs)c
RSA Type: Sc(s) II
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 19.0-26.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -20.3
Elmegreen Spiral Arm Class: AC 9

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

NGC 578 has a well-defined bar and extensive spiral structure. A small core lies in the center of the bar. There are three main arms and a trace of a fourth arm.