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Bodes Galaxy (M81, NGC3031)


Bodes Galaxy is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 11.400-12.200 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major. It is referred to as M(81) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(3031) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Bodes Galaxy was discovered in 1774 by Johann Elert Bode. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 09:55.6 (R.A.) and +69:04 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 7 with an apparent dimension of 21x10 .

Bodes galaxy (M81, NGC3031) is a spiral galaxy that was discovered in 1774 by astronomer Johann Elert Bode from where it gets it name from.

Fact File


NameBodes Galaxy
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id81
NGC Id3031
ConstellationUrsa Major
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension09:55.6
Declination+69:04
Distance (Lt.Yr)11.400-12.200
Visual Brightness6.9
Apparent Dimension21x10
Apparent Magnitude7
Year of Discovery1774
DiscovererJohann Elert Bode
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

Bodes Galaxy (M81, NGC3031) Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major