Contains: NGC 5866
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NGC5866 - an island galaxy (Messier's lost M102?)

Technical card

Resolution: 2400x2400

Dates: May 16, 2017

Frames: Astrodon LRGB CCD Imaging Filters (E-Series), Gen2: 21x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 1.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.04%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 1580052

RA center: 226.627 degrees

DEC center: 55.763 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.020 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.124 degrees

Field radius: 0.481 degrees


NGC5866 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Draco and lies some 50 million light years away. A dusty disk prominently outlines the center of the galaxy.

There has been some controversy over whether this is M102, or whether M101 is actually duplicated as M102. Other candidates are out there too.




Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC5866 - an island galaxy (Messier's lost M102?), AstroGabe

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