Object of the Season (Spring 2022)
Galaxy M82 in Ursa Major
The galaxy was discovered by Johann Elert Bode on 31 December 1774, together with M81. This is one of the classical deep-sky objects, already visible in a binocular. Larger apertures show the strange features in the peculiar galaxy M82, interacting with M81, 38' south.
- Position (2000)
- 09 55 52.7 +69 40 46 (UMa)
- Irr pec
- Visual Magnitude
- 11.2' x 4.3'
- 14 Mly
- Other Designations
- IV79, GC1950, NGC3034, UGC5322, PGC28655, CGCG333-8, MCG+12-10-11, Arp337
Results of the observations of M82 will be published in DSO 191.
Wolfgang Steinicke - Nebulae and Clusters Section Director