M108

Surfboard Galaxy

Designation:
M108
Object Type:
Spiral Galaxy
Right Ascention:
11h 11m
Declination:
+55° 40'
Magnitude:
10.0
Distance:
45,000,000 light years
Constellation:
Ursa Major

Image Source: NOAO/AURA/NSF

Articles about M108:

M108 – Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

Not far from the Big Dipper “bowl” star Merak (β Ursae Majoris) are two Messier objects - the edge-on spiral galaxy M108 and the planetary nebula M97. M108, discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781, is nearer to Merak, lying just 1.5 degrees ... more