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Cigar Galaxy (M82, NGC3034)


Cigar Galaxy is an irregular galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 10.700-12.300 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 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. Cigar Galaxy was discovered in 1774 by Johann Elert Bode. 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 .

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

Fact File


NameCigar Galaxy
TypeIrregular Galaxy
Messier Id82
NGC Id3034
ConstellationUrsa Major
TypeIrregular Galaxy
Right Ascension09:55.8
Declination+69:41`
Distance (Lt.Yr)10.700-12.300
Visual Brightness8.4
Apparent Dimension9x4
Apparent Magnitude8
Year of Discovery1774
DiscovererJohann Elert Bode
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site
Cigar Galaxy (M82, NGC3034) Irregular Galaxy in Ursa Major