M 77 Seyfert (Spiral) Galaxy in Cetus
Messier 77 or NGC 1068 is a Spiral Galaxy with a bright center.
Messier 77 belongs to the Seyfert galaxies that have serious
explosions occurring in their nuclei. Huge clouds of gas (some
upwards of the mass of 10 million of our suns) are being blasted
away at speeds approaching 360 miles/second from the massive
black hole at the center of this galaxy. Messier 77 is
approximately 4x as luminous as our own galaxy the Milky Way
and is 65 million light years from my backyard. Drawing done
using a 155mm refractor at 182x.