NGC 5023

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NGC 5023
A galaxy on the edge.jpg
NGC 5023 by GALEX sky survey
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right ascension13h 12m 11.8s
Declination+44° 02′ 17″
Redshift+407/+476 km/s
Distance5.4 / 8 Mpc[1][2]
(17.6 / 26.1 million ly)
Apparent magnitude (V)12.82
Apparent size (V)6.1′ × 0.8'[1]
Other designations
UGC 8286, PGC 45849, FGC 1578

NGC 5023 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is considered a member of the M51 Group although it is actually relatively isolated from other galaxies.[2] It is approximately 15 kiloparsecs (49,000 light-years) across and contains more than 200 stars with an apparent magnitude of greater than 23.5.[1]


  1. ^ a b c M. E. Sharina; I.D. Karachentsev & N. A. Tikhonov (1999). "Distances to Eight Nearby Isolated Low-Luminosity Galaxies". Astronomy Letters. 25 (5): 322. Bibcode:1999AstL...25..322S.
  2. ^ a b E. Florido; E. Battaner; M. Prieto; E. Mediavilla; et al. (1991). "Corrugations in the discs of spiral galaxies NGC 4244 and 5023". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 251 (2): 193–198. Bibcode:1991MNRAS.251..193F. doi:10.1093/mnras/251.2.193.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to NGC 5023 at Wikimedia Commons