The Unparalleled Beauty of the Night Sky ... Up Close
Galaxy
M77 | Messier 77 | NGC 1068
This galaxy has a dense core with a large, faint halo. At 170,000 light years across, it's one of the larger Messier galaxies.


Viewing at 83%

All Images of Galaxy
28 Oct 2017
Details:
Night of:Saturday October 28, 2017
Site:Idyllwild
Local Time:11:45 PM | Oct 28, 2017
Altitude:50
RA:02h 42m 41s
Declination:-00 01'
Distance:47 million light years
Magnitude:+9.6 mV
Size:7.1' x 6.0'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NightScape
f/ratio:f6.3
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:959 x 809 pixels (0.8 MP)
23.2' x 19.6'
Exposure:90 sec
Stacked Frames:24
Shot Info:autoguiding
gibbous moon - not close
Post Processing:tshirt flats
stacked with AA6
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