Indeed, as I looked through Wray's The Color Atlas of Galaxies I, too, noted NGC 1672, of course. I just didn't think it was really similar to NGC 2903. To me, NGC 2903 seems to have a disk that is relatively "flat", but the spirals arms or dust features crossing the bar seem to be out of plane. I don't think NGC 1672 looks like that, but instead it seems to be more like NGC 3187, where the arms and the bar are located in entirely different planes, quite unlike NGC 2903.Geck wrote:
I already posted a link to NGC 1672 just before your post which has a similarly nebulous bar which is quite easily noticed in infrared observations but much more easily missed in other wavelengths.
So to me, M108 is the galaxy that most closely resembles NGC 2903, where the disk seems to be relatively "flat", but some dust features are put of plane. However, NGC 1672 may be more interesting and more similar to NGC 2903 than it appears to be to me. Do you have a good picture of the bar of NGC 1672, Geck? And do those infrared images show spiral features - not just minor dust features - that are crossing and partly hiding the bar? Note that dust features that seem to radiate outwards from the bar are quite common in barred galaxies, but they don't hide the bar.