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Messier M82 - Cigar Galaxy (1/2 of double galaxy)

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M82, also known as the Cigar Galaxy (1/2 of double galaxy), is located in the constellation Ursa Major, and is best viewed during Late Spring. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Cigar Galaxy (1/2 of double galaxy)
      1. Type:
      2. Irregular Galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 3034
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9.5
      1. Size:
      2. 9.x4.0'
      1. RA:
      2. 9h 55.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 69 41'
      1. Season:
      2. Late Spring

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