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Lesson Tag: Ursa Major

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3893

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 3893 Spiral Galaxy 11h 48m 38s +48° 42′ 39″ Ursa Major +9.9 2.7″ x 1.4″ Overview Ursa Major is the most recognized constellation in the night sky. Coupled with the fact that it is also circumpolar for most of us, meaning it’s in the sky all …

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Barred Spiral Galaxy (M109)

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M109 Barred Spiral Galaxy 11h 57m 36s +53° 22′ 28″ Ursa Major +9.6 8.1×5.6 arcmins Overview Ursa Major, also known as the Great Bear or the Plough – depending on where you live – is a circumpolar constellation. That means it is above the horizon all the …

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The Pinwheel Galaxy (M101)

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M101 Spiral Galaxy 14h 03m 13s +54° 20′ 56″ Ursa Major +7.8 24×23 arcmins If you enjoy this guide and want another fifty like this, PLUS new ones every month, CLICK HERE to join the Virtual Astronomy Club Overview In photos like the one below, M101 is …

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