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Messier 77 gets its name from Charles Messier, the astronomer who documented it in his search for comets. In total, he documented 102-110 (depending on how one looks at it) galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.
This galaxy is also known as NGC 1068. NCG stands for New General Catalogue (of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars), which is a list of over a thousand deep-space objects (nebulae, stars, galaxies, and star clusters).