m102 ngc 5866 edge on galaxy in draco

edge on galaxy m102 draco

Messier 102 (also known as M102) is a galaxy listed in the Messier Catalogue that has not been identified unambiguously. Its original discoverer Pierre M?chain later claimed that it was a duplicate observation of Messier 101[1], but there are historical and observational reasons to believe that it would actually be NGC 5866[2], although other galaxies have been suggested as possible identities.