NGC 5408

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NGC 5408
NGC 5408 irregular galaxy 13004504103 a5955b7f2a o.png
NGC 5408
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCentaurus
Right ascension14h 03m 20.9s[1]
Declination−41° 22′ 40″[1]
Redshift506 ± 3 km/s[1]
Distance15.7 Mly (4.81 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.2[1]
Characteristics
TypeIB(s)m[1]
Apparent size (V)1′.6 × 0′.8 [1]
Other designations
PGC 50073[1]

NGC 5408 is an irregular galaxy in the constellation Centaurus. It was discovered by John Herschel on June 5, 1834.[3]

Galaxy group information[edit]

NGC 5408 is located near the M83 Subgroup of the Centaurus A/M83 Group, a relatively nearby group of galaxies. However, it is unclear as to whether NGC 5408 is part of the group.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 5408. Retrieved 2007-03-16.
  2. ^ I. D. Karachentsev; V. E. Karachentseva; W. K. Hutchmeier; D. I. Makarov (2004). "A Catalog of Neighboring Galaxies". Astronomical Journal. 127 (4): 2031–2068. Bibcode:2004AJ....127.2031K. doi:10.1086/382905.
  3. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "Celestial Atlas: GC Objects: NGC 5400 - 5449". cseligman.com. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. ^ I. D. Karachentsev (2005). "The Local Group and Other Neighboring Galaxy Groups". Astronomical Journal. 129 (1): 178–188. arXiv:astro-ph/0410065. Bibcode:2005AJ....129..178K. doi:10.1086/426368.

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Coordinates: Sky map 14h 03m 20.9s, −41° 22′ 40″