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 Fairfield , Bode's Nebula is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at dusk, becoming accessible around 21:49 (EDT), 36° above your north-western horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:10, 20° above your northern horizon.

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