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NGC 5952

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Galaxy
NGC 5952
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SDSS-Aufnahme
SDSS recording
AladinLite
Constellation Snake
Position
Equinox: J2000.0, Epoch: J2000.0
Right ascension 15h 34m 56.4s[1]
Declination +04° 57′ 32″ [1]
Appearance
Morphological type S0[1][2]
Brightness (visual) 14.2 mag [2]
Brightness (B-Band) 15.2 mag [2]
Angular expansion 0,4′ × 0,3′ [2]
Position angle 126° [2]
Surface brightness 11.8 mag/arcmin² [1]
Physical data
Redshift 0,039067 ± 0,000183[1]
Radial velocity (11712 ± 55) km/s[1]
Hubble distance
vrad / H0
(525 ± 37) – 106 Lj
(161.0 ± 11.3) Mpc[1]
History
Discovery Albert Marth
Date of discovery 25. March 1865
Catalog designations
NGC 5952 – PGC 55496 – CGCG 050-030 – 2MASX J15345642+0457317 – GALEXASC J153456.46+045733.4 – LEDA 55496

NGC 5952 is a Hubble-type S0 lenticular galaxy in the constellation Serpens north of the celestial equator. It is estimated to be 525 million light years away from the Milky Way and has a diameter of about 60,000 Lj.
In the same area of the sky are among others the galaxies NGC 5955 and NGC 5960.

The object was discovered by Albert Marth on March 25, 1865.[3]

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Individual references

  1. a b c d e NASA/IPAC EXTRAGALACTIC DATABASE
  2. a b c d e SEDS: NGC 5952
  3. Seligman