|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||13h 34m 02.9s|
|Declination||+44° 02′ 17″|
|Distance||5.13 / 7.28 Mpc
(16.7 / 23.7 million ly)
|Apparent dimensions (V)||3.58′ × 0.45'|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||14.3|
|UGC 8550, PGC 47788, ZWG 246.13, FGC 1638|
NGC 5229 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is a member of the M51 Group although in reality it is relatively isolated from other galaxies. The galaxy's disc is somewhat warped and appears to consist of a series of interconnected clusters of stars from our vantage point on Earth. It is approximately 7 kiloparsecs (23,000 light-years) in diameter and is about 13.7 billion years old.
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