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Cigar Galaxy (M82, NGC3034) Facts

Cigar Galaxy (M82, NGC3034) Facts Irregular Galaxy in Ursa Major

Cigar Galaxy (M82, NGC3034) is an irregular galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of between 10,700,000.00 and 12,300.00 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.

It is referred to as M(82) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(3034) 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.

The Irregular Galaxy's location is 09:55.8 (R.A.) and +69:41` (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 8.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 9x4 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Cigar galaxy (M82, NGC3034) is an Irregular Galaxy that was discovered by German astronomer Johann Elert Bode.

Travel Time to Cigar Galaxy (M82, NGC3034)

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A3807369,749,453,709,646.74
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2699,352,128,041,534.32
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.544,676,057,926,349.26
New Horizons Probe33,000217,442,361,524.24
Speed of Light670,616,629.0010,700,000.00

Fact File

NameCigar Galaxy (M82, NGC3034)
TypeIrregular Galaxy
Messier Id82
NGC Id3034
ConstellationUrsa Major
Right Ascension09:55.8
Distance (Lt.Yr)10,700,000 - 12,300,
Apparent Dimension9x4
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1774
DiscovererJohann Elert Bode
Morphological TypeI0edge D
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

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