NGC 5746

NGC 5746

NGC 5746 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the eastern part of the constellation of Virgo. It is a member of the NGC 5746 Group of galaxies, itself one of the Virgo III Groups strung out to the east of the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies.

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NGC 5746 is located at a distance of 99 million light years and is seen nearly edge-on, bearing a strong resemblance with the galaxy NGC 4565, that is also seen nearly edge-on.  As with the former, it has a box-shaped bulge that is actually a bar seen from one side[5] and a currently modest star formation activity.

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Keywords: NGC 5746, 110 Finest NGCs,  Galaxy, Virgo

February 14, 2024
Roger Nelson

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