January 26, 2005
M77 is a type Sb spiral galaxy in the constellation Cetus. For various reasons, it is much more commonly referred to by its NGC number. NGC1068 is the nearest and brightest example of a type II Seyfert galaxy, showing broad and strong emission lines due to high velocity gas in the galaxy's inner regions. A strong radio source known as Cetus A sits in the nucleus.
Topics: Cetus constellation, Unbarred spiral galaxies, Spiral galaxies, high velocity gas, Environment, Messier 77, Cetus, NGC, Seyfert galaxies, Galaxy