Messier 109 is a good example of a barred spiral galaxy which can be found in the constellation Ursa Major, to the south east of the star Phecda.
This galaxy lies at a distance of about 55 million light years.

It is the brightest galaxy in the so called M109 group, which is a large group of galaxies all located in Ursa Major.
In March 1956, a type Ia supernova was observed in the southeast part of M109.

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Name M109
Type Barred spiral galaxy
Constellation Ursa Major
Right ascension 11h 57m 36s
Declination +53° 22′ 28″
Distance 55 Mly
Other designations NGC3992, PGC037617, UGC6937