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