Object name: NGC5921
NGC 5921 is a pretty face on barred spiral galaxy in Serpens Caput about 3 degrees north of M5. It is well worth visiting when viewing the far more commonly targeted M5. Its distance seems poorly understood. Redshift puts it at 70 million light-years. A 1988 Tully-Fisher determination says 82 but a 2009 T-F measurement came up with 46. An analysis of supernova 2001X says 67 which is in good agreement with the red-shift measurement. Still, based on the star clouds I see in the galaxy I would have to think the closer 46 million light-year estimate is closer to the correct distance. I doubt I'd resolved these as well at the longer distances. NED classes it SB(r)bc LINER. The NGC project says SBbc. It was discovered by William Herschel on May 1, 1786. It isn't in either of the H400 programs.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J15215648+0504142, 2MASX J15215656+0504139, 2MIG 2093, AKARI J1521558+050426, CGCG 049-146, CGCG 1519.5+0515, GALEXASC J152156.56+050416.3 , HIPASS J1521+05, HIR J1521+0505, IRAS 15194+0514, IRAS F15194+0514, MCG +01-39-021, NGC 5921, NGC5921, NSA 166141, NVSS J152156+050414, PGC 054849, SDSS J152156.48+050414.2, UGC 09824, UZC J152156.5+050414, WVFS J1521+0500, WVFSCC J152158+050424, [PVK2003] J230.48500+05.06972 ,