NGC 5609 is a spiral galaxy[3] located 1.3 billion light-years light-years away from Earth,[4] in the constellation Boötes.[2] It has the second largest redshift of any galaxy in the New General Catalogue. Only NGC 1262, another spiral galaxy has a higher redshift.[5] NGC 5609 was discovered by astronomer Bindon Blood Stoney on March 1, 1851.[3]

NGC 5609
SDSS NGC 5609.jpeg
SDSS image of NGC 5609.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension14h 23m 48.3s[1]
Declination34° 50′ 34″[1]
Redshift0.100588 [1]
Helio radial velocity30156 km/s[1]
Distance1.32682 Gly (407 Mpc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)15.7[2]
Apparent magnitude (B)16.5[2]
TypeSa? [3]
Size~175,230 ly (estimated)
Apparent size (V)0.38 x 0.31[1]
Other designations
PGC 3088538[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 5609. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  2. ^ a b c "Revised NGC Data for NGC 5609". Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  3. ^ a b c "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 5600 - 5649". Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  4. ^ "Your NED Search Results". Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  5. ^ "Which NGC spiral has the highest redshift?". Retrieved 2017-12-07.

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