|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||13h 12m 11.8s|
|Declination||+44° 02′ 17″|
|Distance||5.4 / 8 Mpc
(17.6 / 26.1 million ly)
|Apparent dimensions (V)||6.1′ × 0.8'|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||12.82|
|UGC 8286, PGC 45849, FGC 1578|
NGC 5023 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is considered a member of the M51 Group although it is actually relatively isolated from other galaxies. It is approximately 15 kiloparsecs (49,000 light-years) across and contains more than 200 stars with an apparent magnitude of greater than 23.5.
- M. E. Sharina, I.D. Karachentsev, and N. A. Tikhonov (1999). "Distances to Eight Nearby Isolated Low-Luminosity Galaxies". Astronomy Letters. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
- E. Florido, E. Battaner, M. Prieto, E. Mediavilla, M. L. Sanchez-Saavedra (1991). "Corrugations in the discs of spiral galaxies NGC 4244 and 5023". Astronomy Letters. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
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