NGC 5033

Alt. Designations: NGC 5033
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: 81.93 mly
Right Ascension: 13h 13m 28.0s
Declination: +36° 35´ 36"
Visual Magnitude: 10
Apparent Dimension: 10.7´ X 5.0´
Best Month To View: Apr

NGC 5033 is an inclined spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. Distance estimates vary from between 38 to 90 million light years from the Milky Way Galaxy. The galaxy has a very bright nucleus and a relatively faint disk. Significant warping is visible in the southern half of the disk. The galaxy's relatively large angular size and relatively high surface brightness make it an object that can be viewed and imaged by amateur astronomers. The galaxy's location relatively near Earth and its active galactic nucleus make it a commonly studied object for professional astronomers.