NGC 3077  -  wide field

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Object identification (3.2MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of NGC3077

Object type: Galaxy (Sd)
Size: 5.4' x 4.5'
Magnitude: 10.6 mag
Constellation: UMa
Distance: 13 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 3077 is a small disrupted elliptical galaxy, which belongs to the M81 group of galaxies. Despite looking much like an elliptical galaxy, it is peculiar for two reasons. First, it shows wispy edges and scattered dust clouds that are probably a result of gravitational interaction with its larger neighbors. Second, this galaxy has an active nucleus.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-02-23 until 2022-03-25 (6 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (4" Apo f=530mm)
Camera: Nikon Z6 (ISO 400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 81x6min
Exposure time total: 8h06min