NGC 5866


Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
edge on
Draco 15h06.5 +55°49' 5.2' x 2.3' 10 50 Mly

NGC 5866 (also called the Spindle Galaxy or Messier 102) is a relatively bright lenticular or spiral galaxy in the constellation Draco, at a distance of about 50 million light-years. One of the most outstanding features of NGC 5866 is the extended dust disk, which is seen exactly edge-on.

This galaxy is very similar in shape to NGC 7814.

NGC 5866

Galaxy detail

NGC 5866 detail

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
May 25, 2003 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP Galaxy detail sampling: .7"/pixel