NGC 5101

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NGC 5101
NGC 5101
NGC 5101 by GALEX (ultraviolet)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension13h 21m 46.2s[1]
Declination−27° 25′ 50″[1]
Helio radial velocity1868 ± 3 km/s[1]
Distance89 Mly
(27.4 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.6[1]
Apparent size (V)5′.4 × 4′.6[1]
Other designations
PGC 46661[1]

NGC 5101 is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Hydra. It is separated in the sky from the spiral galaxy NGC 5078 by about 0.5 degrees, and both are believed to be at the same distance from the Earth. This would mean they are approximately 800,000 light-years apart. Both galaxies are believed to be about the size of the Milky Way.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 5101. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 5101". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-14.
  3. ^ Nemiroff, Robert; Bonnell, Jerry. "NGC 5101 and Friends". APOD. Retrieved 21 April 2019.

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Coordinates: Sky map 13h 21m 46.2s, −27° 25′ 50″