Messier 77 (M 77)

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the barred spiral galaxy M 77 in the constellation Cetus.

 

Introduction

The barred spiral galaxy M 77 is located in the constellation Cetus/Whale Fish and belongs, according to Stoyan, to the "active objects", which are conspicuous among other things by the special luminosity of their core. Therefore, M 77 remains starlike even at high magnifications and is difficult to detect. With the eVscope, M 77 is easier to see than M 74.

Size: 3' x 1' (Stoyan)
Distance: 47 millions light years (Stoyan)
Rating: *** (Stoyan)

 

Map

Barred spiral galaxy M 77 in the constellation Cetus (to the left) next to many other galaxies and star clusters (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Best Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020

 

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020

 

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020

   

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020 , photo on top processed

 

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020 , photo on top processed

 

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020 , photo on top processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations February to March 2020

Observations November 2020

 

References

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Appendix: My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 77 - Feb 6, 2020

 

M 77 - Feb 6, 2020, processed

 

M 77 - Mar 9, 2020

        

M 77 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 77 - Mar 18, 2020, processed

   
   

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020

 

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020

 

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020

   

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020 , photo on top processed

 

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020 , photo on top processed

 

M 77 - Nov 14, 2020 , photo on top processed