The Spindle Galaxy M102

The Spindle Galaxy M102
From the National Optical Astronomical Observatories
The Spindle Galaxy, M102 (NGC 5866) in the constellation Draco, is a lenticular galaxy of type S0 (essentially a spiral galaxy without the spiral structure). This picture was created from observations with the T2KA CCD camera at the Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope in March of 1995.
Image Title: M102, NGC 5866
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