Messier M82 - Cigar Galaxy
M82 (NGC 3034), also known as Cigar Galaxy, is a irregular galaxy located within the constellation Ursa Major in the M81 Group of galaxies.
M82 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 9.5*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 9 x 4' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.
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