NGC 5248

Alt. Designations: NGC 5248
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Bootes
Distance: 59 mly
Right Ascension: 13h 37m 32.0s
Declination: +08° 53´ 10"
Visual Magnitude: 10.1
Apparent Dimension: 6.2´ X 4.5´
Best Month To View: Apr

NGC 5248 is a compact intermediate spiral galaxy about 59 million light-years away in the constellation Bootes. It is a member of the NGC 5248 Group of galaxies, itself one of the Virgo III Groups strung out to the east of the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies.