High Resolution Astrophotography

Messier 102 Spindle Galaxy

Messier 102 | M102 | NGC 5866 - The Spindle Galaxy in the constellation Draco

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 ASI 290MM-C
 Homemade Newton 320/1500 Truss Telescope | Baader Barlow Hyperion
 Homemade English Yoke Mount

For comparison, the reduced size of HST imaging.

HST M102

HST imaging confirms the presence of a dark arch at the center of the galaxy.