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Observatory Parameters
Dec 14
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waning Crescent
03:46 14:54

Cigar Galaxy · M 82 Galaxy in Ursa Major Constellation

Size: 11.2' x 4.3' Magnitude: 8.4 Also known as NGC 3034, 3C 231, Arp 337, CGCG 333-8, IRAS 09517+6954, KCPG 218B, MCG 12-10-11, PGC 28655, PRC D-13, UGC 5322
Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin), M. Mountain (STScI) and P. Puxley (NSF).
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Data Sheet

9h 55m 53s
69º 40' 58''
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9.5 M light years
Last visited objects: Cigar Galaxy

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