Basic object information

Object name: M 82
Popular name: Ursa Major A
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 8.6
Size: 11.2'x4.3'
Position angle: 65
Object classification: Sd
Description: vB,vL,vmE(ray)
Notes: M81 group;eruptive

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 09h 55m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +69 41' 00"

Constellation: Ursa Major

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Tähtikallio, Artjärvi, Finland
Date/Time: 22/23.9.2006 0:00

Telescope: Newton 305/1464 mm

Magn: 293x


Field: 14'

NE Lim.mag: 6.4

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Visuality: I

Height: 42

Weather: +10C

Full of hazy details. Two dark lanes go thru the galaxy and there are some brighter spots among.