M77, NGC 1068

M77 is a type Sb spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus. For various reasons, it is much more commonly referred to by its NGC number. NGC1068 is the nearest and brightest example of a type II Seyfert galaxy, showing broad and strong emission lines due to high velocity gas in the galaxy's inner regions. A strong radio source known as Cetus A sits in the nucleus.

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NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-m77
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:820 x 680 px

About the Object

Name:M77, NGC 1068
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 42 36.20
Position (Dec):0° 0' 8.82"
Field of view:6.15 x 5.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° right of vertical