M77 - Arp 37

Posted by dcrowson
on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

M77 (Arp 37, NGC 1068, UGC 2188 and many others) is a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 47 million light-years away in Cetus. Arp classified this one as Spiral Galaxies – Companions on Arms – Low Surface Brightness Companions. Your guess is as good as mine.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged September 4th, 8th and 30th, 2016 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/36350735744/sizes/l

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