M109 (Galaxy)

Image of M109
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

Show information for

From San Diego , M109 is visible all night. It will become visible at around 18:43 (PST), 22° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:07, 69° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:15, 41° above your north-western horizon.

Begin typing the name of a town near to you, and then select the town from the list of options which appear below.
Name M109
Object type Galaxy
Other names
NGC 3992[2]
Right ascension:11h57m [2]
Declination:+53°22' [2]
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:9.88 (V) [2]
10.48 (B) [2]
7.85 (J) [2]
7.19 (H) [2]
6.94 (K) [2]
Hubble type:Sbc
Distance:16.9 Mpc
55.0 Mlyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.60
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-21.25
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.


San Diego



Color scheme