May 2008/April 2009
FS-128 (ag, ST-4)
ST-2000XM RGB 10 minute subs 2008, Lum 10 minute subs 2009
NGC 5701 is a classified as SBO-a R (a barred
spiral ringed galaxy. This galaxy has faint tightly wrapped spiral
arms connected to the bar. There are also three knots or perhaps distant
galaxies visible through the faint outer arms.
Surface brightness of this extended galaxy is
listed as 13.8 magnitude.