NGC 5026

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NGC 5026
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 13h 14m 13.656s[1]
Declination−42° 57′ 40.45″[1]
Helio radial velocity3549 km/s[2]
Distance130.6 Mly (40.03 Mpc)[3]
Apparent magnitude (V)13.42[4]
Apparent magnitude (B)12.48[4]
Size99,300 ly (30,440 pc)[2][note 1]
Apparent size (V)2.450′ × 1.666′[1][note 1]
Other designations
MGC-07-27-048, PGC 46023[4]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5026 is a barred spiral galaxy or lenticular galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus.[2] It was discovered on 5 June 1834 by John Herschel.[5] It was described as "pretty bright, pretty large, round, gradually brighter middle" by John Louis Emil Dreyer, the compiler of the New General Catalogue.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Skrutskie, M. (2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal. 131 (2): 1163–1183. Bibcode:2006AJ....131.1163S. doi:10.1086/498708.
  2. ^ a b c d e "NED results for object NGC 5026". National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. ^ Springob, Christopher M; Magoulas, Christina; Colless, Matthew; Mould, Jeremy; Erdoğdu, Pirin; Jones, D. Heath; Lucey, John R; Campbell, Lachlan; Fluke, Christopher J (2014). "The 6dF Galaxy Survey: peculiar velocity field and cosmography". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 445 (3): 2677. arXiv:1409.6161. Bibcode:2014MNRAS.445.2677S. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1743.
  4. ^ a b c "NGC 5026". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 5000 - 5049". Retrieved 9 November 2017.


  1. ^ a b 2MASS Ks values used.