Whirlpool Galaxy - spiral galaxy
Whirlpool Galaxy, is a spiral located in the constellation Ursa Major .
Whirlpool Galaxy is magnitude 8.4*, is 23 million light-years away, and is 11.2' x 6.9' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) or 0.5° in size.
- Whirlpool Galaxy
- spiral galaxy
- Magnitude (m):
- Distance (Mly):
- 23 Mly
- 11.2' x 6.9''
- Ursa Major
- NGC 5194
- Messier #:
* One can see up to magnitude 7-8 objects with perfect eyes under ideal dark sky conditions.
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