· · · ·

Cigar Galaxy

Ursa Major A, Bode’s Nebulae, M82, NGC 3034

A relatively small irregular galaxy in the northern parts of Ursa Major. It is some 10,000,000 light years from our own Galaxy, and closely associated with a more massive spiral galaxy known as Bode's Galaxy or M81. There appears to be strong interaction between the two galaxies, and M82's more massive neighbour is at least partly responsible for its irregular formation.


Related Entries