Messier 77

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Object identification (1.9MB)

Crop of galaxies

Object data of Messier77

Object type: Galaxy (Sb/P)
Size: 7.3' x 6.3'
Magnitude: 9.7 mag
Constellation: Cet
Distance: 47 Mio Ly
Notes: Messier 77 is a barred spiral galaxy about 47 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus. Messier 77 is an active galaxy with an active galactic nucleus (AGN), which is obscured from view by dust at visible wavelengths. Messier 77's diameter is estimated at 170,000 light-years.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-11-18 + 2017-11-19
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Pentax 125 SDP (f=800mm)
Camera: Nikon D810A (ISO800)
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6-R
Exposure time: 37x6min
Exposure time total: 3h42min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner