NGC 5866  

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Uploaded: 10/21/06 6:43 PM GMT
NGC 5866
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NGC 5866 is an edge-on galaxy that is tilted to our line-of-sight & lies in the northern constellation Draco. It is 44 million light-years away from us and has a diameter of roughly 60,000 light-years.

Credit: Nasa/Hubble Heritage Archive.


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10/21/06 8:14 PM GMT
Good post Phil, in a galaxy far far away............ sound familiar??LOL
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10/21/06 9:27 PM GMT
Amazing shot! I'm sure I've been there, looks familiar.
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10/21/06 11:06 PM GMT
I love this as a desktop, it really sparks the imagination.
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10/21/06 11:21 PM GMT
Amazing image, so clear. I also noted in the background that there are a few galaxies in the distance, quite awe inspiring, a scale hard to comprehend.
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10/21/06 11:39 PM GMT
Stunning, amazing find Phil thanks for sharing!!!
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10/22/06 2:49 AM GMT
Makes a great desktop Phil , ponderous and deep , great post .
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10/22/06 5:26 AM GMT
My mind just doesn't want to wrap around all those big numbers you gave me Phil! Wow what a treasure you have found to bring to us this time! I am duly impressed. It makes one heck of a desktop as well. Looks really cool with the lights off in the office.
Thanks again for all the work you do to find and clean up and resize these images to bring us pleasure and knowledge of space. You are appreciated ;=)
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10/24/06 2:10 PM GMT
Is that from the movie "Pubes In Space"?
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10/26/06 1:24 PM GMT
I'd like to book the next flight out to "THERE!" One way! It's beautiful! Thanks NASA and thanks philcUK !
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11/12/06 7:24 PM GMT
Great, clear picture. Looks like a deep space explosion of a Sci-fi or something, but a decent sci-fi!
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DanGer!! I have a new collection comming soon!
11/25/06 4:32 AM GMT
This image helps get things back in perspective. Nice shot - thank you
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07/15/07 9:43 PM GMT
I wonder if anyone lives there? And what kind of camera they have????lol
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Just take the picture
01/21/08 1:26 PM GMT
Looks like an angel halo! Amazing!
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