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M77 is a face-on barred spiral type II Seyfert galaxy with an Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) believed to be powered by a massive black hole. It is fairly bright at a visual magnitude of 8.9, with an apparent size of about 6 x 7 arcminutes. NGC 1055 is an edge-on spiral with a prominent dust lane.
This image was made with a 130mm refractor at f/8 at about 1,000mm of focal length. It is a stack of 12 x 600 seconds (2 hours total exposure) at ISO 800, unfiltered with a Canon 550Da.