NGC 5248

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NGC 5248
NGC 5248 by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Boötes
Right ascension 13h 37m 32.0s[1]
Declination +08° 53′ 07″[1]
Redshift 1151 ± 1 km/s[1]
Distance ~ 59 Mly (~ 17.7 Mpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.97[1]
Type SAB(rs)bc[1]
Apparent size (V) 6′.2 × 4′.5[1]
Other designations
UGC 08616,[1] PGC 048130,[1] Caldwell 45
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies
NGC 5248 imaged with a 32-inch telescope

NGC 5248 (also known as Caldwell 45) is a compact intermediate spiral galaxy about 59 million light-years away in the constellation Boötes. It is a member of the NGC 5248 Group of galaxies, itself one of the Virgo III Groups strung out to the east of the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies.[2] Distance measurements to NGC 5248 vary from 41.4 million light-years (12.7 Mpc) to 74.0 million light-years (22.7 Mpc), averaging about 58.7 million light-years (17.7 Mpc).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 5248. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  2. ^ "The Virgo III Groups". Atlas of the Universe. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 

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