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M81

Bode's Galaxy
Object
Cat.
Const
Type
Common Name
RAHrs
RAMins
DecDeg
DecMin
vMag
Size
M81
NGC3031
Ursa Major
Spirial Galaxy
Bode's Galaxy
9hrs
56:25
69
01:16
7
24.9' x 11.5'
Other names
NGC 3031, UGC 5318, PGC 28630, MCG 12-10-10, IRAS09514+6918, KCPG 218A, ZWG 333.7, CGCG 333-7
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Chart

Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. M81 is one of the most striking examples of a grand design spiral galaxy, with near perfect arms spiraling into the very center. Because of its proximity to Earth, its large size, and its active galactic nucleus (which harbors a 70 million solar mass supermassive black hole) Messier 81 is a popular galaxy to study in professional astronomy research. It is close by M82 which is also worth a look if you are in this region

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Bagged by: Julian Tworek
Method: Canon 100-400mm lens set at 200mm, modified DSLR, 6 x 120s ISO1600
Special Features: Wide field includes M82
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