The Spindle Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Spindle Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , Spindle Galaxy is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 17:38 when it dips 21° above your north-western horizon. At 02:30, it will return to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 47° before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:53.

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Name Spindle Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 102
Magnitude:10.00 (V) [1]
10.70 (B) [1]
Right ascension:15h06m [1]
Declination:+55°45' [1]
Distance:12.3 Mpc
40.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-20.44




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