109 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major
- the big bear. It is a large galaxy (120,000 light years in diameter)
and lies approximately 84 million light years away, making it the
most distant of the Messier objects.
three satellite galaxies in the frame (counterclockwise from the
top) are UGC 6969, UGC 66940, and UGC 6923.