Full ACS Image of NGC 5866

NGC 5866 is an edge-on galaxy that is tilted to our line-of-sight. It is classified as an S0 lenticular, due to its flat stellar disk and large ellipsoidal bulge. NGC 5866 lies in the Northern constellation Draco, at a distance of 44 million light-years (13.5 Megaparsecs). It has a diameter of roughly 60,000 light-years (18,400 parsecs). This Hubble image of NGC 5866 is a combination of blue, green and red observations taken with the Hubble Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys in November 2005.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0624b
Type:Observation
Release date:8 June 2006, 15:00
Size:3863 x 4005 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5866
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
Distance:45 million light years
Constellation:Draco
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):15 6 31.40
Position (Dec):55° 45' 43.62"
Field of view:3.22 x 3.34 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 79.9° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
625 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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