De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: SA(r)a (giant LSB)
Telescope: McGraw-Hill 1.3-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 arcminutes
RC3 Type: (R)SA(r)a?
RSA Type: -----
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 19.0-25.5 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -20.5
De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:
This galaxy is an intriguing example of a giant low surface brightness galaxy. It was identified by McGaugh, Schombert, and Bothun (1995), and is distinctive for its bright inner ring, lack of a bar, and very faint outer disk defined by weak spiral arms. At its redshift distance of 84 Mpc (Ho=75), the ring has a diameter of 29 kpc, enormous for such a feature.