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Messier 77 (NGC1068)

(M77,NGC1068) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1780 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(02:42.7), Dec(-00:01) and its distance is calculated 47000 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.9. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 7x6.

Messier 77 (NGC1068) is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 47000000 light years away in the constellation of Cetus. It is referred to as M(77) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(1068) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 02:42.7 (R.A.) and -00:01 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 7x6 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

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NameMessier 77 (NGC1068)
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id77
NGC Id1068
Right Ascension02:42.7
Distance (Lt.Yr)47000000
Visual Brightness8.9
Apparent Dimension7x6
Apparent Magnitude10
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererPierre Mechain

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