M77, NGC1068


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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.

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