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Contains:  Sombrero galaxy, M 104, NGC 4594
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Messier 104 -  Sombrero Galaxy, 


            Łukasz Sujka
Messier 104 -  Sombrero Galaxy

Messier 104 - Sombrero Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 1568x1040

Dates:April 20, 2018

Baader B 1.25": 150x4" (gain: 0.88) -20C bin 1x1
Baader G 1.25": 150x4" (gain: 0.88) -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 1,25": 500x3" (gain: 0.80) -20C bin 1x1
Baader R 1.25" Baader R 1,25": 150x4" (gain: 0.88) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.9 hours

Darks: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 4.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.64%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 12.00 job: 2027695

RA center: 189.999 degrees

DEC center: -11.624 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.412 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 338.308 degrees

Field radius: 0.108 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Budy Dłutowskie , Pabianice, Poland


Another galaxy from previous week astrophoto sessions.
This time well known Sombrero Galaxy (Messier 104)
Rather difficult to photograph due to low altitude (in Poland) - registration od some detail is a real challenge.

It is spiral galaxy with aparent magnitude around 8,7 mag located in the constellation of Virgo. It has not well developed spiral arms and a dust belt (torus) which partially cover the galaxy which is set to us sideways.

Newton 250/1250 on NEQ-6 + ASI 178MM-C + Baader LRGB
LRGB Composition
L- 500 x 3,5 s (gain 76%)
RGB - 200 x 4s (gain 84 %) per channel

scale of setup - 0,41''/pix



Łukasz Sujka
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Messier 104 -  Sombrero Galaxy, 


            Łukasz Sujka