M102 (NGC 5866) - Spindle Galaxy
Messier 102 (NGC 5866), also known as the Spindle Galaxy, is a lenticular galaxy located in the constellation Draco in the M102 Group of galaxies. M102 is 50,000,000 light years away from Earth.
M102 is best viewed during mid-summer, is magnitude 10.7, and can be viewed with small telescope. M102 is 4.7' x 1.9' in apparent 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.