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NGC 5574, 5576 and 5577 a trio in Virgo


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NGC 5576 is the brightest and largest of a trio of galaxies that includes NGC 5577 and NGC 5574. NGC 5576 is an E2 elliptical with a bright halo containing a circular core and a stellar nucleus. 

NGC 5574 is a 13th magnitude galaxy and a small satellite of NGC 5576. NGC 5574 is a S0 barred spiral. It has a moderately faint halo containing a very faint stellar nucleus. 

NGC 5577, the faintest member of the galaxy trio, is a Sb barred spiral. It is highly elongated with a diffuse streak along the center of its major axis. NGC 5577 is flanked by a 14th magnitude star 30 arc seconds to the northwest. (SkySafari)

NGC 5576  and others /GX / VIRGO / EXPO=15X15" /FWHM =3,6 / ALTIT= 36º / Moon=0

SW reflector f/4+ Infinity

NGC 5576 GX  VIRGO 15X15 S=3,6  36º L=0 GIMP.jpg

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