M101 Spiral Galaxy
Ursa Major

M101 Spiral Galaxy
M101 Spiral Galaxy
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This beautiful face-on spiral galaxy lies at a distance from us of approximately 24 million light years. It is listed at magnitude 7.9, which is fairly bright as galaxies go, but due to its extended nature its surface brightness is fairly low. Although this object is a prime example of a spiral galaxy, it is quite asymmetrical, and hence listed as a "peculiar galaxy" in Halton Arp's catalog.