NGC 5899

Alt. Designations: NGC 5899
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Bootes
Distance: 121 mly
Right Ascension: 15h 15m 03.3s
Declination: +42° 02´ 59"
Visual Magnitude: 11.8
Apparent Dimension: 3.3´ X 1.4´
Best Month To View: Apr

NGC 5899 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Bootes. It forms a pair with NGC 5900, shown here on the left. They both show signs of gravitational interaction. They are seperated by roughly 10 million light years.