Messier M77

Object Information
Messier object: M77
Common name for Messier object: Cetus A
NGC (New General Catalog) number: NGC 1068
Discription: Spiral Galaxy, Cetus A
Located in constellation: Cetus
Right ascension in hours:minutes: 2:42.7
Declination in degrees:minutes: -0:01
Visual magnitude: 8.9
Size: 7 x 6 arc minutes
Image size: 55.23 arc minutes high by 40.98 arc minutes wide
Image orientation: North is top, East is left
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Observing Log
Date September 27, 1998
Time at end of first CCD image 00:40 PDT
Time at end of last CCD image 00:53 PDT
Observing Location: At home on the drive way
Observation of object:
Sky Conditions
Sky transparency: 5.0 (Magnitude of the faintest star visible with the unaided eye in Ursa Minor)
Moon sets at 22:28 PDT on September 26, 1998
Astronomical twilight ends in the evening at 20:38 PDT on September 26, 1998
Astronomical twilight starts in morning at 5:20 PDT on September 27, 1998
Observing Equipment
80 mm aperture refractor telescope and CCD Cookbook Camera
CCD image time: 4 - 240 seconds images added together
CCD dark calibration frames: 23 - 240 seconds dark frames

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