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Spindle Galaxy (M102)

Spindle Galaxy (M102) is a spiral galaxy ( maybe 101 ) object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 50000000 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.

It is referred to as M(102) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. Spindle Galaxy (M102) was discovered in 1781 by Charlies Messier.

The Spiral Galaxy ( Maybe 101 )'s location is 15:06.5 (R.A.) and +55:46 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.9 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 5.2x2.3 .

Fact File


NameSpindle Galaxy (M102)
TypeSpiral Galaxy ( Maybe 101 )
Messier Id102
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension15:06.5
Declination+55:46
Distance (Lt.Yr)50000000
Visual Brightness9.9
Apparent Dimension5.2x2.3
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharlies Messier


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