NGC 5229

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NGC 5229
NGC 5229
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Canes Venatici
Right ascension 13h 34m 02.9s
Declination +44° 02′ 17″
Redshift +363/+461 km/s
Distance 5.13 / 7.28 Mpc[1][2]
(16.7 / 23.7 million ly)
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.3
Type SB(s)d
Apparent size (V) 3.58′ × 0.45'
Other designations
UGC 8550, PGC 47788, ZWG 246.13, FGC 1638
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 5229 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. It is a member of the M51 Group although in reality it is relatively isolated from other galaxies.[3] The galaxy's disc is somewhat warped and appears to consist of a series of interconnected clusters of stars from our vantage point on Earth.[1][4] It is approximately 7 kiloparsecs (23,000 light-years) in diameter and is about 13.7 billion years old.[2]


  1. ^ a b M. E. Sharina; I.D. Karachentsev & N. A. Tikhonov (1999). "Distances to Eight Nearby Isolated Low-Luminosity Galaxies". Astronomy Letters. Bibcode:1999AstL...25..322S.
  2. ^ a b "NED results for NGC 5229". NED via University of California. Retrieved 2009-03-04.
  3. ^ 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: 193–198. Bibcode:1991MNRAS.251..193F. doi:10.1093/mnras/251.2.193.
  4. ^ T. Bremnes; B. Binggeli P. Prugniel (1999-03-23). "Structure and Stellar content of Dwarf Galaxies - III. B and R photometry of dwarf galaxies in the M101 group and the nearby field". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 137: 337–350. arXiv:astro-ph/9903348. Bibcode:1999A&AS..137..337B. doi:10.1051/aas:1999486.