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NGC 5[1]
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
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.33[1]
Type E
Apparent size (V) 1.2′ × 0.7′[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5 (also MCG 6-1-13, UGC 62 and PGC 595) is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Andromeda. It has a generic "redshift estimated" distance of 212 million light years from Earth. The galaxy was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan using an 80.01 cm (31.5-inch) reflecting telescope at the Marseille Observatory on 21 October 1881.[2]


Observation data[edit]

The galaxy's position on the sky is RA 00h 07m 49s, Dec +35° 21' 44.3'', just 0.2 arcmin west of the nucleus of NGC 4. As a magnitude 14 galaxy, its nucleus is very small and faint, equivalent to a 13th or 14th magnitude star.

Physical information[edit]

NGC 5 has an estimated distance of 212 million light years from Earth. It is about 80 thousand light years across.


  1. ^ a b c "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". NED Search Results for NGC 0005. Retrieved 2007-10-29.
  2. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 1 - 49". Retrieved 2017-09-21.

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