From the National Optical Astronomical Observatories
M109 is a type SBc barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. It is around 40 to 50 million light years away in a loose galaxy grouping which includes M108. 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
Image Title: The SBc Galaxy M109
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Last Modified On: Sunday, December 17, 2000