2011 06 27 – NGC 5204/H 4.63/UGC 8490

This is a type SA(s)m IV-V galaxy, 04.9′ x 3.1′, m11.3v, SB 14.1 found at 13h29.6m +58°25′ in Ursa Major. Distance is ~14.05 million light years. It had diffuse edges and a slightly concentrated core.

Part of the M101 group, NGC 5204 is a magellanic spiral. Magellanic spirals are galaxies with a classification type Sm (including SAm, SBm, and SABm). They are unbarred and have only one spiral arm.

  • NGC 5204: A Strongly Warped Magellanic Spiral. I. Light Distribution and HII Kinematics – by Sicotte, V.; Carignan, C.; Durand, D.
  • NGC 5204/H63-4 – by NGC IC Project
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    ~ by Erika Rix on June 28, 2011.

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