Cigar galaxy (M82, NGC3034) is an Irregular Galaxy that was discovered by German astronomer Johann Elert Bode.
Cigar Galaxy (M82, NGC3034) is an irregular galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 10,700-12,300 kly 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 Brightness is a 8.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 9x4 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
|Name||Cigar Galaxy (M82, NGC3034)|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||10,700-12,300 kly|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1774|
|Discoverer||Johann Elert Bode|
|Copright||N.A.S.A, Hubble Site|