Messier 77
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Messier 77  - NGC 1068

 

  • TYPE:  Spiral Galaxy, Type (R)SAB(rs)abI
  • RA: 02h 42.7'
  • DEC:  +00degrees 01'
  • SIZE:  8.2' X 7.3'
  • VISUAL MAGNITUDE:  8.9
  • SURFACE BRIGHTNESS:  13.2
  • CONSTELLATION:  Cetus
  • DISTANCE:  30 Million Light Years
  • DIAMETER:  61 Thousand Light Years

IMAGING INFORMATION

  • TELESCOPE:  RCOS Carbon fiber 10 inch R/C reflector, on a Parramount GT1100
  • REDUCER/CORRECTOR:  None / operating at 9.0 FL
  • CAMERA:  Santa Barbara Instruments Group, ST-8XME Digital (Thermoelectrically cooled)
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS:  None, Off-axis guiding with a ST402XME and a Astro Don ROAG
  • FILTER(S):  Astro Don LRGB
  • CCD COOLING TEMPERATURE:  -20 C
  • BINNING/RESOLUTION:  1X1 (1530X1020) L ,2 X 2 (765 X 510) RGB resized to 1530x1020
  • EXPOSURE TIME:  100mins. L, 50 mins each RGB. ( 300 mins total)
  • NUMBER OF IMAGES:  40
  • FILM SPEED:  None
  • DATE/TIME:  09-14-07 / 08:20:15.603 UTC
  • LOCATION:  Valley Center, San Diego County, California
  • TEMPERATURE:  66 degrees
  • HUMIDITY:  50%

 

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