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M 77, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison
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M 77, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STL6303e
Mounts
Paramount ME
Filters
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2
Accessories
PIR · Off-Axis Guider Homeyer
Software
Maxim DL
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Guiding Cameras
SBIG STL6303e

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 12, 2009
Frames:
117x600" (19h 30')
Integration:
19h 30'
Avg. Moon age:
23.36 days
Avg. Moon phase:
37.28%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 107443

Resolution: 2244x1665

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

M77 (NGC 1068) is a very large galaxy between 50-60 Million Light-Years distant toward the Constellation Cetus. Its diameter is approximately 170,000 Light-Years, and has an active galaxy nucleus and described as a prototype Seyfert galaxy. It is also a barred spiral with a very bright inner region and much dimmer in its outer arm regions. The inner star forming regions are among the brightest known are the most luminous within 100 Million Light-Years.

Object: M77

Distance: 50-60 Million Light-Years

Magnitude: 8.9

Date: October 2009

Place: Fort Davis, TX

Exposure Details: LRGB:570:180:180:240 unbinned

Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDSharp, CCDStack, Photoshop CS3, etc.

Optics: 12.5"RCOS Truss

Focal Length: 2808 at F9

Mount: Paramount ME Robotic

Camera: SBIG STL6303E

Focuser: RCOS

Guiding: Off-Axis, SBIG Guide Camera

Filters: Tru-Balance, Gen II LRGB 2"

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M 77, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison