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Catalogue and alternative designations M77
Type Galaxy 
Position  05 39 04, -69 29 53
Constellation Cetus
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details This is a LRGB image with Luminance=Green=Blue=50 minutes, Red = 65 minutes all binned 2x2 with Astrodon filters. n extra 110 minutes of full resolution luminance and180 minutes of 2x2 binned Hydrogen alpha  was also applied

M77 is a very active galaxy and is the brightest of the Seyfert galaxies which are characterised by extremely bright centres.  It's at a distance  of 47 million light years and has a magnitude of 9.6.  Recently supernova SN 2018 ivc was discovered on 27 November and was magnitude 15 at the time of discovery. The supernova is the faint star at the right hand edge of the bright central region of M77 and is marked with an arrow. More information about it can be found here