NGC 5364

Alt. Designations: NGC 5364
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 70 mly
Right Ascension: 13h 56m 11.9s
Declination: +05° 00´ 56"
Visual Magnitude: 10.4
Apparent Dimension: 6.8´ X 4.4´
Best Month To View: Apr

This galaxy field is in the constellation of Virgo. The dominant galaxy in this field is the spiral galaxy NGC5364. The notable galaxies that catch your eye follow a semicircle clockwise from NGC 5364. The galaxy above the spiral is NGC 5363. Continuing clockwise is NGC 5356, NGC 5348, and near the right edge is NGC 5338. Near this last galaxy is what appears to be a sparse cluster of stars. In fact most of these galaxies are members of the Abell 1809 galaxy cluster. There are numerous other smaller galaxies across this field. NGC 5364 is about 70 million light years distant. The remaining notable galaxies range from about 42 million light years to 75 million light years distant.