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Object #13 – M81

City Deep Sky ProjectM81 - Galaxy in Ursa Major
Object # 13 Object Name:M81
Other Names:NGC3031, Bode's Galaxy
RA:09:55:33.50 Dec:69:04:02.00
Constellation:Ursa Major Season:Spring
Magnitude:7.0 Type:Galaxy - type Sb
M81 is an easy telescope object, but much harder in binoculars. I was able to glimpse M81 in my binoculars using averted vision, but it was easy to see in my 5" telescope. Look for M82 close near by, I was able to get both galaxies in the field at low power.
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