For Telescopes 5" or greater
This edge-on spiral galaxy is a new favorite of mine. It shines at magnitude 10.7 and extends an extremely elongated 1.8' x 16'. A welcome change from the usual round fuzzy fair, this galaxy appears as a thin ghostly streak that comes to a point on either end. At the center is a bright, nearly stellar core.
If you enjoy this object, make sure and have a look at Edge-on Galaxies of the Spring Sky by Tom Polakis.
This image was created by combining red and blue images from the second generation Digital Sky Survey.