The Cigar Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Cigar Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 11 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Cigar Galaxy is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 02:15, 59° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible at around 18:18 (EST), 27° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:16, 46° above your north-western horizon.

Name Cigar Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 82
NGC 3034
Ursa Major A
Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Brightness (V):Mag 8.4
Right Ascension:09h55m
Declination:+69°40'
Distance:3.8 Mpc
12.3 Mlyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-19.49

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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