M77 - NGC 1068

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Cet 2h42.7 -0°01' 6.6' x 2.7' 6.9' x 5.9' 47 Mly

Messier 77 (also known as NGC 1068) is a barred spiral galaxy about 47 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus
According to Chandra X-Ray observatory, there is a super massive black hole in the center of this galaxy.


This galaxy has very dim arms as can be seen on the negative image below :


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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Nov 26, 2006 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
 LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP