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NGC 5248

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC45
NGC/IC NumberNGC 5248
Right Ascension13h 37m 32s
Declination+8° 53' 6"
Distancec.46,600,000 light years
c.14,300,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.1
Absolute: -20.3
Mean DiameterApparent: 4.1'
Actual: c.46,200 light years
Hubble TypeSABb Intermediate Spiral
Optimum VisibilityApril / May
NoteA spiral galaxy showing two very distinct spiral arms extending from its nucleus. This galaxy gives its name to the NGC 5248 Group, a small galaxy group within the Virgo Supercluster. Note that estimates of its distance from the Milky Way show considerable variation, and some sources suggest a rather greater distance than that value shown above.

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