Object name: NGC5300
NGC 5300 is a rather low surface brightness, slightly barred spiral in Virgo about 67 million light-years from us by redshift and 75 million light-years by the median of Tully-Fisher measurements. NED classifies it as SAB(r)c spiral. Its structure consists mostly of arm segments rather than a classic grand design spiral. The segments contain many bright blue star clusters. It has no companions in my frame with all the other galaxies being much more distant so it sits rather lonely in a constellation normally thought of as jam-packed with galaxies. It was discovered by William Herschel on February 2, 1786 but isn't in either of the two Herschel observing programs. Assuming the distance is 67 million light-years its diameter is about 74,000 light-years. A respectable size for a spiral galaxy.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J13481604+0357032, 2MASX J13481608+0357032, ASK 178089.0, CGCG 045-108, CGCG 1345.7+0412, HIPASS J1348+03, HIPEQ J1348+03, HIR J1348+0356, IRAS 13457+0411, IRAS F13457+0412, LDCE 1015 NED001, LGG 362:[G93] 006, MCG +01-35-038, NGC 5300, NGC5300, NSA 031426, PGC 048959, SDSS J134816.03+035703.0, SDSS J134816.03+035703.1, SDSS J134816.04+035703.1, SDSS J134816.08+035702.5, UGC 08727, UZC J134815.9+035703, WVFS J1348+0400, WVFSCC J134814+035648, [BEC2010] HRS 299,