NGC 5068

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NGC 5068
NGC 5068
NGC 5068 by GALEX (ultraviolet)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Virgo
Right ascension 13h 18m 54.8s[1]
Declination −21° 02′ 21″[1]
Redshift 0.002228[1]
Helio radial velocity 668 ± 3 km/s[1]
Distance 22 e6ly (6.8 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.5[1]
Characteristics
Type SB(s)d[1]
Apparent size (V) 7′.2 × 6′.3[1]
Other designations
PGC 46400[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5068 is a face-on field barred spiral galaxy in the Virgo constellation. NGC 5068 is located approximately 22 million light-years away and has a diameter that exceeds 45000 light-years.[2][3]

Spiral galaxy NGC 5068 (HST)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 5068. Retrieved 2006-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b Kepple, George Robert; Glen W. Sanner (1998). The Night Sky Observer's Guide. 2. Willmann-Bell, Inc. pp. 464–465. ISBN 0-943396-60-3. 
  3. ^ Materne, J. (April 1979). "The structure of nearby groups of galaxies - Quantitative membership probabilities". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 74 (2): 235–243. Bibcode:1979A&A....74..235M. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 13h 18m 54.8s, −21° 02′ 21″