NGC 5 (2MASS)
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||00h 07m 48.872s|
|Declination||+35° 21′ 44.3″|
|Redshift||5111 ± 41 km/s|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||14.33|
|Apparent size (V)||1.2′ × 0.7′|
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.
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.
NGC 5 has an estimated distance of 212 million light years from Earth. It is about 80 thousand light years across.
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