22
FEB
2016

Find Messier 101 Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major

A moonless night during late winter or spring is a great time to look for the Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Catalogued as Messier 101, the Pinwheel Galaxy is a face-on spiral galaxy more than 25 million light years away from us. A huge galaxy almost double the size of our own Milky W
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22
JAN
2014

Bright Supernova Discovered in M82 Galaxy in Ursa Major

On 21 January 2014 a bright supernova was discovered in the M82 galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major.  The supernova is thought to be a Type 1a, and is said to be already shining at magnitude +11.7. Astronomers studying the supernova expect it to brighten rapidly during the next
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