NGC 5866 (M 102 ?)

M 102 is a galaxy listed in the Messier Catalogue that has not been identified unambiguously. Its original discoverer Pierre Méchain later said that it was a duplicate observation of Messier 101, but there are historical reasons to believe that it could be NGC 5866. This image shows NGC 5866, which is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Draco.

Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 19 July 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L=40min, R,G B = 30 min. each
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS
     
 

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