M102 (NGC 5866) - Spindle Galaxy
Messier M102 (NGC 5866), also known as the Spindle Galaxy, is a lenticular galaxy located in the constellation Draco in the M102 Group of galaxies.
Messier M102 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 10.5*, and can be viewed with small telescope. It is 5.2 x 2.3' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
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