NGC3115 - The Spindle Galaxy

Credits: X-ray: NASA / CXC / Univ. of Alabama / K. Wong et al; Optical: ESO / VLT

NGC3115 is a barred spiral galaxy about 45 million light years away. It has obvious tidal debris and distortions caused by interaction with the companion galaxy NGC3115A (top right in image).

Facts about NGC3115 by Keith Turnecliff

NGC3115 has a supermassive black hole at its centre, which is 140 million times the mass of the Sun.

This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for early April at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.