M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy

M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
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M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy

This is an image of M104, also known as the Sombrero Galaxy. It is a lenticular galaxy about 31 million light years away in the constellation Virgo. It is about 50,000 light years in diameter, making it about 30% the size of the Milky Way. The unusually large central bulge and prominent dust lanes make it resemble a sombrero hat from which it gets its name.
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
Planewave CDK24
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL 9000
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Río Hurtado, Coquimbo Region, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
03 July 2021
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
Astrodon LRGB 2GEN
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Pixinsight and Photoshop
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