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Page last updated Mar 13, 2016
Checked Corwin positions, added original NGC entries
WORKING: Update Steinicke physical/historical data
WORKING: Check identifications (other Dreyer, Corwin+), add physical data, add pix/tags

NGC 5000 (= PGC 45658)
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB(rs)bc) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 09 47.5, Dec +28 54 25)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5000 (= GC 3433 = JH 1544 = WH III 366, 1860 RA 13 03 06) is "considerably faint, pretty small, a little extended".
Physical Information: Based on a recessional velocity of 5610 km/sec, NGC 5000 is about 260 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of 1.5 by 1.05 arcmins, it is about 115 thousand light years across.
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy NGC 5000
Above, a 12 arcmin wide SDSS image centered on NGC 5000
Below, a 2.4 arcmin wide SDSS image of the galaxy, also showing PGC 214077 and PGC 4357522
SDSS image of spiral galaxy NGC 5000

PGC 214077
Not an NGC object but listed here since an apparent (but false) companion of
NGC 5000
(to be moved to appropriate page ASAP)
A magnitude ? galaxy (type ?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 09 51.7, Dec +28 54 01)
Physical Information: Although an apparent companion of NGC 5000, actually more than 100 million light years further away.
(Images to be added after moving to appropriate page)

PGC 4357522 (= SDSS J130948.35+285334.3)
Not an NGC object listed here since an apparent (but false) companion of
NGC 5000
(to be moved to appropriate page ASAP)
A magnitude ? galaxy (tpe ?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 09 48.3, Dec +28 53 35)
Physical Information: Although an apparent companion of NGC 5000, actually not associated with it at all.
(Images to be added after moving to appropriate page)

NGC 5001 (= PGC 45631)
Discovered (May 1, 1831) by
John Herschel
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB??) in Ursa Major (RA 13 09 33.1, Dec +53 29 39)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5001 (= GC 3434 = JH 1545, 1860 RA 13 03 38, NPD 35 44.5) is "pretty faint, small, irregularly round, gradually brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.1 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 5002 (= PGC 45728)
Discovered (Apr 27, 1865) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBm?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 10 38.2, Dec +36 38 03)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5002 (= GC 5721, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 13 04 08, NPD 52 36.4) is "very faint, pretty large, extended, 13th magnitude star attached on north".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 1.0 arcmin?

NGC 5003 (= PGC 45559)
Discovered (Apr 9, 1787) by
William Herschel
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 08 37.9, Dec +43 44 15)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5003 (= GC 3435 = WH III 655, 1860 RA 13 04 15, NPD 47 27.3) is "very faint, pretty small, a little brighter middle, Minute of RA?", the last comment presumably meaning that the RA might have been incorrectly recorded.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.0 by 0.8 arcmin?

Corwin notes an apparent companion (PGC 214075) at RA 13 08 33.7, Dec +43 45 48

NGC 5004 (= PGC 45756)
Discovered (Mar 13, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 11 01.6, Dec +29 38 12)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5004 (= GC 3436 = JH 1546 = WH III 305, 1860 RA 13 04 21, NPD 59 36.7) is "very faint, very small, very little extended".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 1.1 arcmin?

IC 4210 (= PGC 45742 = "NGC 5004B")
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 5004B due to its general proximity to NGC 5004
A 15th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBab?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 10 47.7, Dec +29 42 36)
Physical Information: Since the galaxy has a perfectly good IC designation, it is pointlessly confusing to also call it NGC 5004B; so for anything else, see IC 4210.

PGC 45757 (= "NGC 5004C")
Not an NGC object but sometimes called NGC 5004C due to its general proximity to
NGC 5004
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBab?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 11 01.7, Dec +29 34 42)
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 5005 (= PGC 45749)
Discovered (May 1, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 10th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 10 56.3, Dec +37 03 32)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5005 (= GC 3437 = JH 1547 = WH I 96, 1860 RA 13 04 25, NPD 52 11.6) is "very bright, very large, very much extended 66░, very suddenly brighter middle and nucleus".
Physical Information: Apparent size 5.8 by 2.9 arcmin?

NGC 5006 (= PGC 45806)
Discovered (Mar 31, 1881) by
Wilhelm Tempel (V)
A 12th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0?) in Virgo (RA 13 11 45.8, Dec -19 15 42)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5006 (Tempel list V, 1860 RA 13 04 30, NPD 108 30) has a faint star close preceding (to the west)".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.0 by 1.7 arcmin?

NGC 5007 (= PGC 45605)
Discovered (Mar 19, 1790) by
William Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Ursa Major (RA 13 09 14.4, Dec +62 10 30)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5007 (= GC 3438 = WH III 848, 1860 RA 13 04 35, NPD 27 07.3) is "very faint, very small".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.6 arcmin?

Corwin notes an apparent companion PGC 45617 at RA 13 09 30.6, Dec +62 09 46

NGC 5008 (=
IC 4381 = PGC 50629 = HCG 71A)
Discovered (May 18, 1862) by Heinrich d'Arrest (and later listed as NGC 5008)
Discovered (Jun 15, 1895) by Stephane Javelle (and later listed as IC 4381)
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Bo÷tes (RA 14 10 57.2, Dec +25 29 50)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5008 (= GC 3439, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 13 04 37, NPD 63 51.7) is "pretty faint, pretty large, round".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 1.0 arcmin? A member of Hickson Compact Group 71. Due to an error of an hour in the original RA, it was inevitable that it would not be recognized as being the same object as IC 4381, when that was discovered by Javelle.

Corwin notes an apparent companion PGC 50640 (= HCG 71C) at RA 14 11 05.1, Dec +25 28 58

NGC 5009 (= PGC 45739)
Discovered (Apr 26, 1789) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 15th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 10 47.1, Dec +50 05 34)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5009 (= GC 3440 = JH 1550 = WH III 820, 1860 RA 13 04 46, NPD 39 09.9) is "very faint, round, between 2 very small stars".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.1 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5010 (= PGC 45868)
Discovered (May 9, 1831) by
John Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Virgo (RA 13 12 26.4, Dec -15 47 52)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5010 (= GC 3442 = JH 1548, 1860 RA 13 04 51, NPD 105 03.2) is "very faint, round, brighter middle, 10th magnitude star 5 arcmin to northwest".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.3 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5011 (= PGC 45898)
Discovered (Jun 3, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Centaurus (RA 13 12 51.9, Dec -43 05 47)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5011 (= GC 3443 = JH 3473, 1860 RA 13 04 52, NPD 132 21.1) is "pretty bright, considerably small, round, among 4 stars".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.5 by 2.1 arcmin?

PGC 45847 (= "NGC 5011A")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 5011A
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in
Centaurus (RA 13 12 09.7, Dec -43 18 28)
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.6 by 0.7 arcmin?

PGC 45918 (= "NGC 5011B")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 5011B
A 14th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in
Centaurus (RA 13 13 12.1, Dec -43 14 47)
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.8 by 0.4 arcmin?

PGC 45917 (= "NGC 5011C")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 5011C
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0? pec) in
Centaurus (RA 13 13 11.9, Dec -43 15 55)
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.2 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 5012 (= PGC 45795)
Discovered (Apr 10, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 11 37.0, Dec +22 54 56)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5012 (= GC 3441 = JH 1549 = WH I 85, 1860 RA 13 04 53, NPD 66 20.4) is "pretty faint, considerably large, extended 17░, binuclear, 9th magnitude star to east".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.9 by 1.7 arcmin?

PGC 45884 (= "NGC 5012A")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 5012A
A 14th magnitude peculiar galaxy (type pec?) in
Coma Berenices (RA 13 12 41.8, Dec +22 49 48)
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.5 by 1.1 arcmin?

Corwin notes companions SDSS J131248.66+225156.0 (= PGC 4538446) at RA 13 12 48.7, Dec +22 51 56
and 2MASX J13124913+2251519 (= PGC 1677429) at RA 13 12 49.1, Dec +22 51 52

NGC 5013 (= PGC 45838)
Discovered (Apr 30, 1864) by
Albert Marth
A 15th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sbc?) in Virgo (RA 13 12 07.4, Dec +03 11 57)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5013 (= GC 5722, Marth 248, 1860 RA 13 05 00, NPD 86 04) is "very faint, very small".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.8 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 5014 (= PGC 45787)
Discovered (May 1, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
Also observed (date?) by DeLisle Stewart
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 11 31.2, Dec +36 16 55)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5014 (= GC 3444 = JH 1551 = WH II 414, 1860 RA 13 05 02, NPD 52 58.7) is "pretty faint, small, extended, pretty suddenly brighter middle".
The second IC adds "5015 is DeLisle Stewart's #372, RA 13 04 44, NPD 93 35, extremely faint, extremely small, considerably extended 55 degrees. Neither John nor William Herschel determined the RA accurately".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.6 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 5015 (= PGC 45862)
Discovered (Mar 11, 1787) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa?) in Virgo (RA 13 12 22.9, Dec -04 20 12)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5015 (= GC 3445 = JH 1552 = WH II 637, 1860 RA 13 05 08, NPD 93 36.0) is "faint, considerably large, irregularly round, a little brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.8 by 1.5 arcmin?

NGC 5016 (= PGC 45836)
Discovered (Apr 10, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by Heinrich d'Arrest
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 12 06.7, Dec +24 05 42)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5016 (= GC 3446 = WH II 356, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 13 05 23, NPD 65 09.8) is "pretty bright, small".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 1.3 arcmin?

NGC 5017 (= PGC 45900)
Discovered (May 7, 1787) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E3?) in Virgo (RA 13 12 54.5, Dec -16 45 57)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5017 (= GC 3447 = JH 1553 = WH III 669, 1860 RA 13 05 28, NPD 106 00.9) is "very faint, round, brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.8 by 1.3 arcmin?

NGC 5018 (= PGC 45908)
Discovered (Apr 8, 1788) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
An 11th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E3?) in Virgo (RA 13 13 01.0, Dec -19 31 06)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5018 (= GC 3448 = JH 1554 = WH II 746, 1860 RA 13 05 31, NPD 108 46.1) is "considerably bright, small, round, much brghter middle pretty bright nucleus".
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.4 by 2.6 arcmin?

NGC 5019 (= PGC 45885)
Discovered (Apr 17, 1786) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SB?) in Virgo (RA 13 12 42.4, Dec +04 43 47)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5019 (= GC 3449 = JH 1555 = WH III 545, 1860 RA 13 05 37, NPD 84 31.1) is "extremely faint, very small, round, extremely mottled but not resolved".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.8 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5020 (= PGC 45883)
Discovered (Apr 12, 1784) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBbc?) in Virgo (RA 13 12 39.9, Dec +12 35 59)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5020 (= GC 3450 = JH 1556 = WH II 129, 1860 RA 13 05 43, NPD 76 39.5) is "considerably faint, considerably large, very little extended, a little brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.1 by 2.7 arcmin?

NGC 5021 (= PGC 45834)
Discovered (Apr 26, 1830) by
John Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 12 06.3, Dec +46 11 46)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5021 (= GC 3451 = JH 1557, 1860 RA 13 05 46, NPD 43 04.0) is "pretty faint, considerably small, round, 12th magnitude star 90 arcsec to northeast".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.5 by 0.7 arcmin? Corwin notes a companion or knot at RA 13 12 06.0, Dec +46 11 37 (just southwest of the nucleus, near the innermost spiral arm); based on the images below it doesn't seem likely to be an ordinary "knot" or star-forming region, as those usually appear white or bluish on SDSS images. I suspect it may be the core of a galaxy that is in the last stages of merging with NGC 5021, and if so, NGC 5021 would be classified as bi-nuclear.

NGC 5022 (= PGC 45952 = PGC 45953)
Discovered (Mar 31, 1881) by
Wilhelm Tempel
Also observed (date?) by Ormond Stone
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Virgo (RA 13 13 30.8, Dec -19 32 48)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5022 (Tempel list V, O Stone list I (#?), 1860 RA 13 05 55, NPD 108 46) is "very faint, pretty large, extended 30░, gradually brighter middle. east of II 746, faint star close preceding (to west)", (WH) II 746 bring NGC 5018.
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.5 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 5023 (= PGC 45849)
Discovered (Apr 9, 1787) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 12 11.9, Dec +44 02 18)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5023 (= GC 3452 = JH 1559 = WH II 664, 1860 RA 13 05 56, NPD 45 12.8) is "pretty faint, large, much extended 20░, very little brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 5.8 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 5024 (=
M53 = GCL 22)
Discovered (Feb 3, 1775) by Johann Bode
Observed (Feb 26, 1775) by Charles Messier and listed as M53
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
An 8th magnitude globular cluster (type V) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 12 55.2, Dec +18 10 09)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5024 (= GC 3453 = JH 1558, M53, 1860 RA 13 06 04, NPD 71 05.3) is a "remarkable object, a globular cluster, bright. very compressed, irregularly round, very very much brighter middle, stars of 12th magnitude".
Physical Information: Apparent size 13 arcmin. One of the most distant clusters in our galaxy, being 60 thousand light years from us and from the nucleus of the Milky Way.
SDSS image of globular cluster NGC 5024, also known as M53
Above, a 15 arcmin wide view of M53
Below, a closer view of the cluster (Credit and ©: Jim Misti, Misti Mountain Observatory; used by permission)
Misti Mountain Observatory image of globular cluster NGC 5024, also known as M53
Below, a 3.4 arcmin wide closeup of the core of the cluster (Image Credits: NASA, ESA/Hubble)
HST image of core of globular cluster NGC 5024, also known as M53

NGC 5025 (= PGC 45887)
Discovered (Mar 20, 1787) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sb?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 12 44.7, Dec +31 48 33)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5025 (= GC 3454 = JH 1560 = WH III 649, 1860 RA 13 06 10, NPD 57 26.7) is "very faint, small, a little extended, 13th magnitude star to north".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.0 by 0.6 arcmin?

NGC 5026 (= PGC 46023)
Discovered (Jun 5, 1834) by
John Herschel
An 11th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBa?) in Centaurus (RA 13 14 13.6, Dec -42 57 41)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5026 (= GC 3455 = JH 3474, 1860 RA 13 06 14, NPD 132 13.0) is "pretty bright, pretty large, round, gradually brighter middle, 7th magnitude star to northeast".
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.3 by 2.1 arcmin?

NGC 5027 (= PGC 45936)
Discovered (Apr 17, 1830) by
John Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Virgo (RA 13 13 21.0, Dec +06 03 41)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5027 (= GC 3456 = JH 1561, 1860 RA 13 06 17, NPD 83 11.6) is "very faint, small, round, pretty gradually brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.2 by 1.1 arcmin?

NGC 5028 (= PGC 45976)
Discovered (May 12, 1882) by
Wilhelm Tempel
A 12th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E6?) in Virgo (RA 13 13 45.9, Dec -13 02 33)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5028 (Tempel list V (#29), 1860 RA 13 06 22, NPD 102 17.9) is "very faint, small, 11th or 12th magnitude star to west".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.6 by 0.9 arcmin?

NGC 5029 (= PGC 45880)
Discovered (May 13, 1830) by
John Herschel
A 13th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E4?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 12 37.6, Dec +47 03 48)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5029 (= GC 3457 = JH 1562, 1860 RA 13 06 27, NPD 42 10.7) is "faint, very small, round, gradually brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 1.1 arcmin?

NGC 5030 (= PGC 45991)
Discovered (Mar 17, 1881) by
Edward Holden
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a?) in Virgo (RA 13 13 54.2, Dec -16 29 28)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5030 (Holden (#10), 1860 RA 13 06 28, NPD 105 45.0) is "very faint, small".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 1.2 arcmin?

NGC 5031 (= PGC 46006)
Discovered (Mar 17, 1881) by
Edward Holden
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0/a?) in Virgo (RA 13 14 03.2, Dec -16 07 23)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5031 (Holden (#11), 1860 RA 13 06 37, NPD 105 23) is "very faint, stellar".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 0.4 arcmin?

NGC 5032 (= PGC 45947)
Discovered (Apr 11, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBb?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 13 27.0, Dec +27 48 09)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5032 (= GC 3458 = JH 1563 = WH III 367, 1860 RA 13 06 46, NPD 61 27.5) is "very faint, pretty large, irregularly round".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.1 by 1.1 arcmin?

PGC 45940 (= "NGC 5032B")
Not an NGC object but listed here since sometimes called NGC 5032B
A 14th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a?) in
Coma Berenices (RA 13 13 25.7, Dec +27 45 49)
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.6 arcmin?

NGC 5033 (= PGC 45948)
Discovered (May 1, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 10th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 13 27.5, Dec +36 35 38)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5033 (= GC 3459 = JH 1564 = WH I 97, 1860 RA 13 07 00, NPD 52 39.7) is "very bright, pretty large, extended 167░, suddenly much brighter middle very bright nucleus, star to northwest".
Physical Information: Apparent size 10.7 by 5.0 arcmin?

NGC 5034 (= PGC 45859)
Discovered (Apr 7, 1793) by
William Herschel
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Ursa Minor (RA 13 12 19.1, Dec +70 38 57)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5034 (= GC 3460 = WH III 909, 1860 RA 13 07 19, NPD 18 36.2) is "very faint, very small, round".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.9 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5035 (= PGC 46068)
Discovered (Mar 17, 1881) by
Edward Holden
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SB0/a?) in Virgo (RA 13 14 49.2, Dec -16 29 33)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5035 (Holden (#12), 1860 RA 13 07 22, NPD 105 46) is "faint, small, round, brighter middle and nucleus".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.4 by 1.1 arcmin?

Corwin also notes a companion (PGC 83828, listed as 2MASXJ13143485-1629289 in NED) at RA 13 14 34.9, Dec -16 29 29

NGC 5036 (= PGC 46057)
Discovered (Jan 25, 1887) by
Francis Leavenworth
A 15th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 14 42.8, Dec -04 10 43)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5036 (Leavenworth list II (#458), 1860 RA 13 07 27, NPD 93 26.4) is "extremely faint, very small, round, gradually brighter middle, 1st of 2", the other being NGC 5039.
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.7 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 5037 (= PGC 46078)
Discovered (Dec 31, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Virgo (RA 13 14 59.4, Dec -16 35 25)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5037 (= GC 3461 = JH 1565 = WH II 510, 1860 RA 13 07 33, NPD 105 51.0) is "considerably faint, pretty small, very little extended, brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.0 by 0.6 arcmin?

Per Corwin, there is an apparent companion (PGC 83848; listed as 2MASX J13150244-1635481) at RA 13 15 02.5, Dec -16 35 48

NGC 5038 (= PGC 46081)
Discovered (May 28, 1881) by
Edward Holden
A 14th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 15 02.1, Dec -15 57 06)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5038 (Holden (#13), 1860 RA 13 07 36, NPD 105 12) is "pretty bright, extended 90░, stellar".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.5 by 0.3 arcmin?

NGC 5039 (= PGC 46064)
Discovered (Jan 25, 1887) by
Francis Leavenworth
A 15th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sa?) in Virgo (RA 13 14 52.0, Dec -04 09 29)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5039 (Leavenworth list II (#459), 1860 RA 13 07 39, NPD 93 25.4) is "extremely faint, extremely small, extended 45░, 2nd of 2", the other being NGC 5036.
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.7 by 0.3 arcmin?

Per Corwin, there are several apparent companions:
at RA 13 14 54.0, Dec -04 09 09
at RA 13 14 51.8, Dec -04 09 51
at RA 13 14 51.7, Dec -04 09 50
at RA 13 14 51.9, Dec -04 09 54

NGC 5040 (= PGC 45945)
Discovered (Apr 26, 1789) by
William Herschel
A 14th magnitude spiral galaxy (type S??) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 13 32.6, Dec +51 15 30)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5040 (= GC 3462 = WH II 816, 1860 RA 13 07 50, NPD 37 58.2) is "faint, small, irregularly round, very gradually much brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.0 by 0.5 arcmin? Recessional velocity 7515 km/sec.

PGC 3087263
Not an NGC object but listed here because sometimes called a companion of
NGC 5040
A 15th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Canes Venatici (RA 13 13 30.8, Dec +51 16 23)
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.3 by 0.2 arcmin? (Listed in NED as 2MASX J13133086+5116230) Recessional velocity 16880 km/sec, so although sometimes listed as a companion to NGC 5040, it is more than twice as far away and they are not at all connected.

NGC 5041 (= PGC 46046)
Discovered (Apr 19, 1865) by
Heinrich d'Arrest
A 13th magnitude spiral galaxy (type Sc?) in Coma Berenices (RA 13 14 32.5, Dec +30 42 21)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5041 (= GC 5723, d'Arrest, 1860 RA 13 07 55, NPD 58 23.1) is "faint, small, round".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.7 by 1.5 arcmin?

NGC 5042 (= PGC 46126)
Discovered (Mar 25, 1836) by
John Herschel
A 12th magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBc?) in Hydra (RA 13 15 31.0, Dec -23 59 02)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5042 (= GC 3463 = JH 3477, 1860 RA 13 07 56, NPD 113 14.5) is "faint, large, round, very gradually very little brighter middle, 9th magnitude star to west".
Physical Information: Apparent size 4.2 by 2.2 arcmin?

NGC 5043
Discovered (Jun 7, 1837) by
John Herschel
An open cluster or group of stars in Centaurus (RA 13 16 16.0, Dec -60 03 12)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5043 (= GC 3464 = JH 3476, 1860 RA 13 07 56, NPD 149 19.2) is a "cluster, poor, extended, scattered stars of 11th magnitude".
Physical Information: Apparent size 10 arcmin? Core at RA 13 16 39.0, Dec -60 02 30.

NGC 5044 (= PGC 46115)
Discovered (Dec 31, 1785) by
William Herschel
Also observed (date?) by John Herschel
An 11th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E0?) in Virgo (RA 13 15 23.9, Dec -16 23 08)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5044 (= GC 3465 = JH 1566 = WH II 511, 1860 RA 13 07 57, NPD 105 38.8) is "pretty bright, pretty large, round, brighter middle".
Physical Information: Apparent size 3.0 by 3.0 arcmin?

NGC 5045
Discovered (Jun 16, 1835) by
John Herschel
An open cluster in Centaurus (RA 13 16 47.0, Dec -63 25 00)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5045 (= GC 3466 = JH 3475, 1860 RA 13 07 59, NPD 152 40.4) is a "cluster, very large, very rich, stars of 11th magnitude".
Physical Information: Apparent size 60 arcmin?

NGC 5046 (= PGC 46141)
Discovered (May 17, 1881) by
Edward Holden
A 14th magnitude elliptical galaxy (type E1?) in Virgo (RA 13 15 45.1, Dec -16 19 36)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5046 (Holden (#14), 1860 RA 13 08 17, NPD 105 35) is "faint, very small, round, stellar nucleus".
Physical Information: Apparent size 0.8 by 0.7 arcmin?

NGC 5047 (= PGC 46150)
Discovered (May 7, 1787) by
William Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 15 48.5, Dec -16 31 08)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5047 (= GC 3468 = WH III 670, 1860 RA 13 08 21, NPD 105 44.5) is "very faint".
Physical Information: Apparent size 2.7 by 0.5 arcmin?

NGC 5048 (= PGC 46179)
Discovered (Mar 30, 1835) by
John Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type E/S0?) in Hydra (RA 13 16 08.4, Dec -28 24 38)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5048 (= GC 3467 = JH 3478, 1860 RA 13 08 26, NPD 117 40.9) is "pretty faint, round, southwestern of 2", the other being NGC 5051.
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.5 by 0.8 arcmin?

NGC 5049 (= PGC 46166)
Discovered (Dec 31, 1785) by
William Herschel
A 13th magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Virgo (RA 13 15 59.3, Dec -16 23 50)
Historical Identification: Per Dreyer, NGC 5049 (= GC 3469 = WH II 512, 1860 RA 13 08 32, NPD 105 39.0) is "considerably faint, small".
Physical Information: Apparent size 1.8 by 0.6 arcmin?
DSS image of lenticular galaxy NGC 5049
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of NGC 5049
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy, also showing NGC 5046
DSS image of region near lenticular galaxy NGC 5049, also showing elliptical galaxy NGC 5046
Celestial Atlas
(NGC 4950 - 4999) ←     NGC Objects: NGC 5000 - 5049     → (NGC 5050 - 5099)