Messier Catalog » M82 — NGC 3034 Cigar Galaxy

These two galaxies are bright enough to be seen with binoculars and close enough to capture together in a single frame.
M81 and M82

These two galaxies are bright enough to be seen with binoculars and close enough to capture together in a single frame.

M82 is a starburst galaxy that contains one of the brightest pulsars known.
M82: The Cigar Galaxy

M82 is a starburst galaxy that contains one of the brightest pulsars known.

'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.
M82 in Hydrogen Alpha

'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.

 
RA

9h 55.8m

Dec

69°41

Magnitude

8.4 ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫

Size

9.x4

Distance

12,000,000 light years

Season

🌼 Spring

Difficulty

🟢 Easy