NGC 5408

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NGC 5408
NGC 5408 Hubble WikiSky.jpg
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Centaurus
Right ascension 14h 03m 20.9s[1]
Declination −41° 22′ 40″[1]
Redshift 506 ± 3 km/s[1]
Distance 15.7 Mly (4.81 Mpc)[2]
Type IB(s)m[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1′.6 × 0′.8 [1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.2[1]
Other designations
PGC 50073[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5408 is an irregular galaxy in the constellation Centaurus. The galaxy was discovered by John Frederick William Herschel in 1834.[citation needed]

Galaxy group information[edit]

NGC 5408 is located near the M83 Subgroup of the Centaurus A/M83 Group, a relatively nearby group of galaxies. However, it is unclear as to whether NGC 5408 is part of the group.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 5408. Retrieved 2007-03-16. 
  2. ^ I. D. Karachentsev; V. E. Karachentseva; W. K. Hutchmeier; D. I. Makarov (2004). "A Catalog of Neighboring Galaxies". Astronomical Journal 127 (4): 2031–2068. Bibcode:2004AJ....127.2031K. doi:10.1086/382905. 
  3. ^ I. D. Karachentsev (2005). "The Local Group and Other Neighboring Galaxy Groups". Astronomical Journal 129 (1): 178–188. arXiv:astro-ph/0410065. Bibcode:2005AJ....129..178K. doi:10.1086/426368. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 14h 03m 20.9s, −41° 22′ 40″