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Ursa Major

M109, Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M109 (NGC 3992) Spiral Galaxy 11h 57m 36s +53° 22′ 28″ Ursa Major +9.6 8.1×5.6 arcmin 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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M40, Multiple Star in Ursa Major

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M40 (WNC 4) Multiple Star 12h 22m 16s +58° 05′ 04″ Ursa Major +9.6 n/a Overview This is a strange one, and it almost feels like cheating you, dear member, to include it. But, we need a complete collection of Messier object guides inside the Virtual Astronomy

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M108, Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M108 (NGC 3556) Spiral Galaxy 11h 11m 31s +55° 40′ 27″ Ursa Major +10.0 4.0×1.7 arcmin Overview Residing under the bottom right corner of Ursa Major’s ‘saucepan’, marked by the star Merak. This is a galaxy that, for many of us in the northern hemisphere, is circumpolar,

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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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