Bode's Nebula (Galaxy)

Image of Bode's Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 21 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Bode's Nebula is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight at around 06:20, 53° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 19:22 (EDT), 19° above your northern horizon.

Name Bode's Nebula
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
Bode's Galaxy
M 81
NGC 3031
Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:6.94 (V)[1]
7.89 (B)[1]
4.09 (H)[1]
3.83 (K)[1]
4.76 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.95
Hubble type:Sab
Right Ascension:09h55m [1]
Declination:+69°03' [1]
Distance:3.7 Mpc
12.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-20.90

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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