NGC 5585

Alt. Designations: NGC 5585
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 26.3 mly
Right Ascension: 14h 19m 47.7s
Declination: +56° 43´ 44"
Visual Magnitude: 10.5
Apparent Dimension: 5.8´ X 3.6´
Best Month To View: Mar

NGC 5585 is a "flocculent" galaxy in Ursa Major. Galaxies of this type have the disk shape of a spiral but instead of well-defined arms, their brightest stars are in a fluffier, more stochastic arrangement. NGC 5585's appearance may be the result of interactions with other galaxies in the M101 group.