M82 (Galaxy)

Image of M82
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , M82 is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky at 01:18, 53° above your northern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 18:16 (PST), 25° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:43, 38° above your north-western horizon.

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Name M82
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Cigar Galaxy
NGC 3034[2]
Arp 337[3]
Ursa Major A
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:8.40 (V) [3]
8.94 (B) [2]
5.84 (J) [2]
5.07 (H) [2]
4.67 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.64
Hubble type:S?
Right ascension:09h55m [2]
Declination:+69°40' [2]
Distance:3.4 Mpc
11.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-19.24
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.



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