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The 12th-magnitude spiral galaxy M102 (NGC 5866) in Draco.

M102 is a faint edge-on galaxy with dust clouds along the plane of the galaxy. According to some Messier catalogs, M102 was erroneously entered as a duplicate entry of M101. A 60-second image, 15 Jul 1996 at 06:49 UT.

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