NGC 5087

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Coordinates: Sky map 13h 20m 24.9s, −20° 36′ 40″

NGC 5087
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A near-infrared image of NGC 5087.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationVirgo
Right ascension13h 20m 24.9s[1]
Declination−20° 36′ 40″[1]
Redshift1832 ± 56 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)13.1[1]
Characteristics
TypeE+[1]
Apparent size (V)2′.3 × 1′.7[1]
Other designations
PGC 46541[1]

NGC 5087 is an elliptical galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. It was discovered on April 8, 1788 by the astronomer William Herschel.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 5087. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
  2. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "New General Catalogue objects: NGC 5050 - 5099". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2021-02-19.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to NGC 5087 at Wikimedia Commons