The Ursa Major constellation (ground-based image)

The galaxy Messier 82 is located 12 million light-years away. It appears high in the northern spring sky in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear. Here Ursa Major is seen in a ground-based image taken by Akira Fujii.


Akira Fujii

About the Image

Release date:24 April 2006, 15:00
Related releases:heic0604
Size:2723 x 2174 px

About the Object

Name:Cigar Galaxy, Messier 82, Ursa Major
Type:Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Distance:13 million light years

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