|| NGC 5248 is a spiral galaxy that is part of the Virgo Cluster: however
on a star chart the galaxy is found to be within constellation boundaries of
Bootes. Short exposures of this galaxy show the bright structures
of the central regions. Many dust lanes, HII (red) regions, and blue
stellar associations populate this busy area. Deeper exposures such as the
image to the left begin to show the two tenous and dim outer arms of the
galaxy. This galaxy seems to be a mix between
M81 with two distinct arms and
M100 with detailed nucleus. NGC 5248 is estimated
to be 50 million light years away.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Dale Niksch/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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