71% Hydrogen - 27.1% Helium - .97% Oxygen - .4% Carbon ~This is the general chemical make up of a typical star ~This blog is dedicated to Astronomy. For the time being, it will consist only of a current project that I am conducting at Eastern University. People come here to see the stars the way I do. Officially, this is "My Astronomy Binder" - Unofficially, this is my way of making University a little more palatable.
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M8, or the Cigar Galaxy, is the companion galaxy to M81.  It was discovered in 1774, also by Johann Elbert Bode.  It is typically classified as an “irregular galaxy,” though some may call it a “distorted disk.” It is comprised heavily of star-forming regions and, in the infrared, it is the brightest galaxy in the sky.  Like M81, it is 12,000kly from earth and 8.4 in magnitude. 

M8, or the Cigar Galaxy, is the companion galaxy to M81.  It was discovered in 1774, also by Johann Elbert Bode.  It is typically classified as an “irregular galaxy,” though some may call it a “distorted disk.” It is comprised heavily of star-forming regions and, in the infrared, it is the brightest galaxy in the sky.  Like M81, it is 12,000kly from earth and 8.4 in magnitude. 

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