NGC 5247 Galaxy in Virgo

This face-on-unbarred spiral-galaxy (typed SA(s)bc) can be found in the constellation of Virgo and belongs to the Virgo-Supercluster of galaxies.With an apparent size of 6x5 arc minutes and a brightness of about 10.0mag it ca be seen visually even with smaller telescopes..

Its real distance to our milky-way measures 60 mio.light-years and its appearance shows no sign of ever having interacted with another galaxy of this super-cluster.Its inclination of about 30° allows us to have a nice view to its two very prominent spiral-arms.

NGC5247 was first seen by William Herschel in 1785.


position (epoch2000):

RA.: 13h 38m 03.04s
Decl.: –17° 53′ 02.50″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 24x1200s, RGB = 7x1200s each,a total of 15.0 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803

Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


this picture shows NGC5247 in a 79%-FOV-section.Click HERE for full resolution

here you see a more detailed version of NGC5247:

here you can a look to NGC5247 with ESO´s HAWK-I instrument


Last modified on Saturday, 27 March 2021 17:02

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