NGC 5037. - There are no direct distance estimates. However,
Ferguson & Sandage (1990) list NGC 5037 as a member of the NGC 5044
Group. Further, de Vaucouleurs & Olson (1984) give Faber-Jackson
distances for two group members (NGC 5017 and NGC 5044).
Tutui & Sofue (1997) give a distance for NGC 5054 based on the average
of H I and CO Tully-Fisher. We adopt the mean of these distances for
NGC 5044 Group #68
Feb 24/25, 1979
103aO + GG385
NGC 5037 is near the center of the rich NGC 5044 Group, which has
an uncertain mean redshift of about
1978). The group is very rich and contains a large number of dE and
dE,N definite dwarf members (Ferguson and Sandage 1991), three of
which are in the print on the facing page, all above and to the left
of the major axis. The brightest of these is number 71 in the NGC 5044
Group Catalog (Ferguson and Sandage 1990).
The morphology of NGC 5037 is similar to that of NGC 4826 (which
is much earlier) and NGC 3312, above. The similarity is in the large
amount of dust in the disk. The spiral arms are tightly wound, similar
to those in NGC 3312, above. The central bulge is large.
In the NGC 5044 Group.
Type: vB - Sb+ III, Vauc - SA(s)a:.
Bright nucleus in a bulge. Pseudo (r): 1.3 arcmin x 0.35 arcmin.
In the NGC 5049 Group.