In this magnification from an excellent amateur image of M81, faint companion Holmberg IX (UGC 5336) is visible.
This image was created by Martin Germano with his self-made 14.5" f/5 Newtonian.
Dwarf galaxy Holmberg IX was first so called in Ark.f.A., 5, No. 20, 1969, according to De Vaucouleurs' RC2. A formal description of this and another M81 group dwarf was first provided by Bertola and Maffei (1974).
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