Updated: 11.4.03

M77 is a bright Sb type spiral in the constellation of Cetus. Although difficult to see (dimming the lights will help), there is a much larger and fainter component to the outer arms that stretches about 3x the diameter of the brighter central portion. The H9C camera does a nice job of highlighting the bluer star forming regions within the galaxy.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

30x3 mins

f/6.28 (10 mm spacer used)

Stacked and processed in Astroart

guided with the MX7C on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor with 2x barlow