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Messier 81
was first discovered by Johann Elert Bode on December 31, 1774 Consequently, the galaxy is sometimes referred to as "Bode's Galaxy". In 1779, Pierre Méchain and Charles Messier reidentified Bode's object, which was subsequently listed in the Messier Catalogue.(Wikipedia)

Constellation Ursa Major
Right ascension 09h 55m 33.2s
Declination +69° 3′ 55″
Apparent dimension (V)26.9 × 14.1 moa
Apparent magnitude (V)6.94
Characteristics: Type SA(s)ab, LINER

Messier 82
was first discovered by Johann Elert Bode on December 31, 1774 together with M81; he described it as a "nebulous patch", about 0.75 deg away from M81, "very pale and of elongated shape". In 1779, Pierre Méchainindependently rediscovered both galaxies and reported them to Charles Messier, who added them to his catalog.(Wikipedia)

Constellation Ursa Major
Right ascension 09h 55m 52.2s
Declination +69° 40′ 47″
Red shift 203±4 km/s
Distance11.4-12.4 Mly (3.5-3.8 Mpc)
Apparent magnitude (V)8.41
Characteristics: Type I0
Size~37,000ly in diameter
Apparent size (V)11′.2 × 4′.3

SCOPE : Dob 10px Sky-Watcher F.L.1200/4.7 
EYEPIECE : Meade 26mm 2inches QX F.O.V. 70°
DATE: 6/4/18  DAY: Friday  TIME : 22:00 
LOCATION : Mammari 

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