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Messier 77 (M77, NGC1068)


Messier 77 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 47000 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 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. Messier 77 was discovered in 1780 by Pierre Mechain. 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 .

(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.

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NameMessier 77
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id77
NGC Id1068
ConstellationCetus
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension02:42.7
Declination-00:01
Distance (Lt.Yr)47000
Visual Brightness8.9
Apparent Dimension7x6
Apparent Magnitude10
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererPierre Mechain