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Messier M102 - Spindle Galaxy

M102 (NGC 5866), also known as the Spindle Galaxy, is a Lenticular (S0) Galaxy located in the constellation Draco, is best viewed during Mid-Summer, and is magnitude 10.5. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). It is 5.2x2.3' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Spindle Galaxy
      1. Type:
      2. Lenticular (S0) Galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 5866
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 10.5
      1. Size:
      2. 5.2x2.3'
      1. RA:
      2. 15h 6.5m
      1. Dec:
      2. 55 45'
      1. Season:
      2. Mid-Summer

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