Scope:   Deep Sky Instruments- RC10c

Camera:   Q453-HR (one shot color)

Exposure: 15  x  900 sec (3.8 hrs) 

Mount:  AP900 goto

The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M 104 or NGC 4594 ) is an unbarred spiral galaxy, 29 Mly from Earth, in the constellation Virgo. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero. The large bulge, contains a central supermassive black hole, and the dust lane all attract the attention of professional astronomers.

M104 Sombrero Galaxy


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