Spindle Galaxy (M102) is a lenticular or spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 50 Million LY light years away in the constellation of Draco.
It is referred to as M(102) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(5866) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Spindle Galaxy (M102) was discovered in 1781 by Charlies Messier.
The Lenticular or Spiral Galaxy's location is 15:06.5 (R.A.) and +55:46 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 11 with an apparent dimension of 5.2x2.3 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
|Name||Spindle Galaxy (M102)|
|Type||Lenticular or Spiral Galaxy|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||50 Million LY|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|
There's no register feature and no need to give an email address if you don't need to. All messages will be reviewed before being displayed. Comments may be merged or altered slightly such as if an email address is given in the main body of the comment.