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DesignationsM81 Group, M81-M82 Group, NGC 3031 Group
ConstellationsPrimarily Ursa Major, extending into Camelopardalis
Right AscensionCentred around 9h 55m 0s
DeclinationCentred around +69° 6' 0"
Distancec.11,700,000 light years
c.3,600,000 parsecs
DimensionsApparent: c. 85° x 16°
Actual: c. 21,800,000 x 3,300,000 light years
MembersThirty-four galaxies, including M81 (Bode's Galaxy) and M82 (the Cigar Galaxy)
Optimum VisibilityMarch (Usually visible from northern latitudes)

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