The Cigar Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Cigar Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , Cigar Galaxy 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, 21° above your northern horizon.

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Name Cigar Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 82
NGC 3034
Ursa Major A
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:8.41 (V) [2]
9.30 (B) [2]
5.84 (J) [2]
5.07 (H) [2]
4.67 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.89
Hubble type:S?
Right ascension:09h55m [2]
Declination:+69°40' [2]
Distance:3.4 Mpc
11.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-19.23




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