The Eye of Sauron, also known as NGC 4151, UGC 7166 and PGC 38739, is an Intermediate Spiral Seyfert Galaxy, located inside Canes Venatici Constellation (Hunting Dog Constellation). An Intermediate Spiral Seyfert Galaxy is a combination of an Intermediate Spiral Galaxy, a galaxy that is in between both a barred spiral galaxy and an unbarred spiral galaxy and a Seyfert Galaxy, one of the two largest groups of active galaxies, with the other type bring quasars. Seyfert Galaxies have quasar-like nuclei with very high surface brightnesses whose spectra reveal Powerful, high-ionisation emission lines, however, unlike quasars, their host galaxies are clearly detectable. The Eye of Sauron is 61.97 Million Light Years from Earth and is 13.25 Billion Years Old. The Eye of Sauron has a mass of around 50 Million Solar Masses & it gets it's nickname, Eye of Sauron, due to its similarity to looks of that of The Eye of Sauron from The Lord of The Rings Trilogy.
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The Eye of Sauron Galaxy was discovered in March of 1787 by German-Born British Astronomer William Herschel. It is believed that in The Eye of Sauron, a Supermassive Black Hole is increasing in size, with the mass of around 40 Million Solar Masses. The energy released by the celestial material going inside The Supermassive Black Hole in an accretion disk created an outflow of gas from the surface of the disk.
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