M 77 Spiral Galaxy in Cetus

Messier 77 (also known as NGC 1068) is a barred spiral galaxy about 47 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus.
Messier 77 is a galaxy with an Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN), which is obscured from view by astronomical dust at visible wavelengths.

Find an image of the central galaxy taken with the Hubble telescope here and here. 

Image data:
LRGB (L 21x20m, R 8x20m, G 8x20m, B 8x20m) total 15 h combined. Seeing 0.7-1 arcsec

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile,
Processing: Johannes Schedler

See the full frame image in 25/70% size below: 


See a center crop in 50/100% size below:


Last modified on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 20:51

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