Talk:Messier 77

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Messier 77 - Cetus A[edit]

I wouldn't name the Milky Way Sagitarius A, but this isn't the point. They call is Centaurus A yet it refers to the whole galaxy, not just the minor radio source. The same thing is with Virgo A. — Hurricane Devon ( Talk ) 02:52, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

You should not rename galaxies to the names of radio sources, they are not the same thing. Radio sources are often associated with galaxies, but they aren't the galaxy itself. -- Curps 02:58, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Most professional astronomers call this galaxy NGC 1068, not Cetus A. It's the exact opposite of the situation for Centaurus A, which few astronomers refer to as NGC 5128. Some other galaxies, like NGC 1316 / Fornax A, are referred to by both names. GeorgeJBendo 14:35, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

This galaxy could be populated to capacity and partly computronium, or an artifact. See (talk) 00:12, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Is it possible to provide a citation for the diameter of Messier 77? Also, should there be an entire subheading for "X-Ray Source" since there is only one sentence? Or is there more information that has not been discovered yet? Maciasalfredo10 (talk) 08:45, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

What are the details of the emission from Messier 77? Does the x-ray emission an indicate any unique properties of the galaxy? Also, you should specify the radio sources separately from the name of the galaxy; they are two different things. Bmaclean (talk) 18:49, 20 March 2017 (UTC)