'Come on here, dear boy, have a cigar...' a Cigar Galaxy, that is. M82 is in close proximity to M81 (Bode's Galaxy) and it's believed that gravitational interactions between the two created what is known as a 'starburst' that can be easily seen in the middle.
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|Telescope:||Celestron EdgeHD 9.25|
|Total exposure:||1 h|
|Ra:||9h 55m 6.2s|
|Dec:||+69° 44' 0.178|
|Size:||29.58 x 22.239 arcmin|