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M77

5.27.2015

M77

M77 (NGC 1068) is a very large galaxy between 50-60 Million Light-Years distant toward the Constellation Cetus. Its diameter is approximately 170,000 Light-Years, and has an active galaxy nucleus and described as a prototype Seyfert galaxy. It is also a barred spiral with a very bright inner region and much dimmer in its outer arm regions. The inner star forming regions are among the brightest known are the most luminous within 100 Million Light-Years. Object: M77 Distance: 50-60 Million Light-Years Magnitude: 8.9 Date: October 2009 Place: Fort Davis, TX Exposure Details: LRGB:570:180:180:240 unbinned Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDSharp, CCDStack, Photoshop CS3, etc. Optics: 12.5\"RCOS Truss Focal Length: 2808 at F9 Mount: Paramount ME Robotic Camera: SBIG STL6303E Focuser: RCOS Guiding: Off-Axis, SBIG Guide Camera Filters: Tru-Balance, Gen II LRGB 2\"

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