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Spindle Galaxy by DeathCl0ck Spindle Galaxy by DeathCl0ck
NGC 5866 (also called the Spindle Galaxy or Messier 102) is a relatively bright lenticular or spiral galaxy in the constellation Draco. One of the most outstanding features of NGC 5866 is the extended dust disk, which is seen exactly edge-on. This dust disk is highly unusual for a lenticular galaxy. The dust in most lenticular galaxies is generally found only near the nucleus and generally follows the light profile of the galaxies' bulges. This dust disk may contain a ring-like structure, although the shape of this structure is difficult to determine given the edge-on orientation of the galaxy.It is also possible that the galaxy is a spiral galaxy that was misclassified as a lenticular galaxy because of its edge-on orientation, in which case the dust disk would not be too unusual.
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Starkiteckt Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the effort you put into this one. Keep up the great work!
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This looks amazing! Great job! :D
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henrydns Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful! a fave!
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TeofiloDesign Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful!
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Felewin Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your progress is great!
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DeathCl0ck Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm surprised myself!
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Starfirechelle Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exquisite! Thank you for sharing!
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DeathCl0ck Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had fun making it!
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Starfirechelle Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yay!! :w00t:
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esk6a Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This turned out really good! Maybe the starts in the dust are a bit too blue, but i think its just a matter of taste :P Good job!
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