NGC 5010

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NGC 5010
NGC 5010.jpg
NGC 5010 by HST, 0.9′ view
Observation data (J2000[1] epoch)
Constellation Virgo [2]
Right ascension 13h 12m 26.3s[1]
Declination −15° 47′ 52″[1]
Redshift 0.021581 [3]
2975 ± 27 km/s[1]
Distance 140 Mly [2]
Type S0+ pec sp[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1′.3 × 0′.6[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 14[1]
Other designations
NGC 5010,[3] PGC 45868[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5010 is a lenticular galaxy located about 140 million light years away, in the constellation Virgo.[2] It is considered a LIRG (Luminous Infrared Galaxy).[1] As the galaxy has few young blue stars and mostly red old stars and dust, it is transitioning from being a spiral galaxy to being an elliptical galaxy, with its spiral arms having burned out and become dusty arms.[2]

See also[edit]

  • NGC 4261 - a similar elliptical galaxy


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Results for NGC 5010". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Hubble Spots a Colorful Lenticular Galaxy". Science Daily. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b "NGC 5010 -- Galaxy in Group of Galaxies". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 

External links[edit]

NGC 5010 imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope

Coordinates: Sky map 13h 12m 26.3s, −15° 47′ 52″