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Messier M77 - Cetus A

M77 (NGC 1068), also known as Cetus A, is a spiral galaxy located within the constellation Cetus in the M77 Group of galaxies.

M77 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 10.5*, and can be viewed with small telescope. It is 7 x 6' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Cetus A
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 1068
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 10.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small telescope
      1. Size:
      2. 7 x 6'
      1. RA:
      2. 2h 42.7m
      1. Dec:
      2. -9 2'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. M77 Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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