M108, NGC 3556

M108 is a type Sc spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. Almost edge-on, it shows little or no bulge and no noticeably strong center, being a motley collection of features often referred to, in classic understatement, as very dusty. The spiral structure is not very clearly delineated, unsurprisingly. M108 is around 40 to 50 million light-years away in a loose galaxy grouping which includes M109 and possibly M106. This picture was created from observations using the T2KA CCD camera at the Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope in January of 1997.

Credit:
NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-m108
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:2048 x 1366 px

About the Object

Name:M108, NGC 3556
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 12 1.12
Position (Dec):55° 39' 37.77"
Field of view:11.62 x 7.75 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.2° left of vertical