Bodes Galaxy is called a grand design spiral galaxy. It was named after Johann Bode who discovered it on December 31, 1774. He described it as a "nebulous patch which appears mostly
round and has a dense nucleus in the middle". The faint "smudge" above the galaxy is a dwarf satellite galaxy called Holmberg IX. Bodes Galaxy is certainly one of the most beautiful
objects in the night sky and can be seen without binoculars.