M81 and M82

M81 (NGC 3031) and M82 (NGC 3034) (galaxies)
 Two galaxies in Ursa Major separated by a mere 38' of space. M81, a spiral galaxy, is below M82, an irregular galaxy, in the picture. The fuzzy object to the left of M81 is actually another galaxy (NGC 3077). The fuzzy object below and to the right of M81 is also another galaxy (NGC 2976).

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