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IC 5201 Facts

IC 5201 Facts Barred Spiral Galaxy in Grus

IC 5201 is a barred spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 40 Million Ly light years away in the constellation of Grus.

It is also referred to as IC5201 which is short for Index Catalogue number 5201. The Index Catalogue is an update to the earlier NGC catalogue. IC 5201 was discovered in 1900 by Joseph Lunt.

The Barred Spiral Galaxy's location is 22:20:59.18 (R.A.) and -46:2:2.16 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameIC 5201
TypeBarred Spiral Galaxy
Index Catalogue IdIC5201
ConstellationGrus
Right Ascension22:20:59.18
Declination-46:2:2.16
Distance (Lt.Yr)40 Million Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1900
DiscovererJoseph Lunt
Radial Velocity914.9
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1650a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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