Fig. 3. Uncalibrated luminosity profile of NGC 4672 extracted along the major axis of the bulge component (i.e. , the galaxy minor axis at ). Filled squares and open circles represent the data obtained along the SE and the NW (dust affected) sides, respectively. The folding has been performed to obtain the best match of the luminosity profile on the two sides in the outer, dust-free region. In the inset the data are plotted adopting a -radial scale and the dashed-line represents the best-fitting profile to the SE side data ().