NGC 5248

NGC 5248

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]
Type SAB(rs)bc[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 6′.2 × 4′.5[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.97[1]
Other designations
UGC 08616,[1] PGC 048130,[1] Caldwell 45
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]

References

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External links

  • NGC 5248 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images