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NGC 5010

Coordinates: Sky map 13h 12m 26.3s, −15° 47′ 52″
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NGC 5010
NGC 5010 by HST
Observation data (J2000[1] epoch)
Right ascension13h 12m 26.3s[1]
Declination−15° 47′ 52″[1]
Redshift0.021581 [3]
2975 ± 27 km/s[1]
Distance140 Mly[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)14[1]
TypeS0+ pec sp[1]
Apparent size (V)1.3 × 0.6[1]
Other designations
NGC 5010,[3] PGC 45868[1]

NGC 5010 is a lenticular galaxy located about 140 million light years away in the constellation Virgo.[2] It was discovered by John Herschel on May 9, 1831.[4] It is considered a Luminous Infrared Galaxy (LIRG).[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] From the perspective of Earth, the galaxy is facing nearly edge-on.[5]

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.
  4. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 5000 - 5049". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  5. ^ ESA/Hubble & NASA (2012-11-09). "Hubble Spots a Colorful Lenticular Galaxy". NASA.gov. Retrieved 2022-12-23.

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