The edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 1055 in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster)

This chart shows the location of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 1055 in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). It shows most stars visible to the unaided eye on a dark and clear night. The galaxy, marked with a red circle and close to the brighter galaxy Messier 77, can be seen with a moderate amateur telescope as a faint elongated smudge.

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ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

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Id:eso1707c
Type:Artwork
Release date:1 March 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1707
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Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Category:Illustrations

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