NGC 5

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NGC 5[1]
NGC 5
NGC 5 (2MASS)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Andromeda
Right ascension 00h 07m 48.872s
Declination +35° 21′ 44.3″
Redshift 5111 ± 41 km/s
Distance 212 Mly
Redshift-based
Type E
Apparent dimensions (V) 1.2′ × 0.7′[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.33[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Andromeda. It has a generic "redshift estimated" distance of 212 million light years from Earth. This star has been adopted as of 31 March 2014 and given the name "The Megan Black Star" to commemorate Megan Black who would have been 18 on this date - she died several days after a car accident.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". NED Search Results for NGC 0005. Retrieved 2007-10-29. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 00h 07m 48.872s, +35° 21′ 44.3″