Bode's Nebula (Galaxy)

Image of Bode's Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 21 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Bode's Nebula is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at dusk, becoming accessible around 21:22 (EDT), 32° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:18, 24° above your northern horizon.

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Name Bode's Nebula
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
Bode's Galaxy
M 81[1]
NGC 3031[3]
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:6.94 (V) [3]
7.89 (B) [3]
4.76 (J) [3]
4.09 (H) [3]
3.83 (K) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.95
Hubble type:Sab
Right ascension:09h55m [3]
Declination:+69°03' [3]
Distance:4.2 Mpc
13.6 Mlyr [2]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-21.16
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

19 Feb 2022  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2023  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2024  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2025  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2026  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2027  –  M81 is well placed
19 Feb 2028  –  M81 is well placed
18 Feb 2029  –  M81 is well placed






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