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M82

Cigar Galaxy
Object
Cat.
Const
Type
Common Name
RAHrs
RAMins
DecDeg
DecMin
vMag
Size
M82
NGC3034
Ursa Major
Spirial Starburst Galaxy
Cigar Galaxy
9hrs
56:47
69
38:13
7
24.9' x 11.5'
Other names
Ursa Major A, M 82, NGC 3034, UGC 5322, PGC 28655, MCG 12-10-11, ARP 337, 3C 231, IRAS09517+6954, KCPG 218B, ZWG 333.8, CGCG 333-8
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Chart

Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a nearby starburst galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. The starburst galaxy is five times as bright as the whole Milky Way and one hundred times as bright as our galaxy's center.
In 2005, the Hubble revealed 197 young massive clusters in the starburst core. The average mass of these clusters is around 2 × 105 solar masses, hence the starburst core is a very energetic and high-density environment. Throughout the galaxy's center, young stars are being born 10 times faster than they are inside our entire Milky Way Galaxy.

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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 M81
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