Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Virgo (Vir)  ·  Contains:  M 104  ·  NGC 4594  ·  Sombrero galaxy
M104 Sombrero galaxy, 


            Péter Feltóti
M104 Sombrero galaxy
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M104 Sombrero galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 200/800 carbon Newton astrograph

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600D(a)

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 PRO belt modified

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 53 mm mini (for guiding)

Guiding cameras: Mgen guide camera

Focal reducers: Skywatcher F4 coma corrector

Software: Auriga Imaging RegiStar 1.0.9  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Nebulosity 3.3.3

Accessory: Lacerta Mgen autoguider

Dates:May 13, 2018May 14, 2018

Frames: 93x300" ISO800

Integration: 7.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Temperature: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2568899

RA center: 12h 39' 59"

DEC center: -11° 37' 22"

Pixel scale: 1.523 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.551 degrees

Field radius: 0.607 degrees

Resolution: 2500x1406

Locations: Farm Isabis, Isabis Farm, Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller


Image was taken in Namibia in 2018. This is a "must have" target for every photographer who visits the southern hemisphere. The halo around the galaxy is surprisingly big and bright, and the galaxy is surprisingly small in my field of view :-)


Sky plot

Sky plot


M104 Sombrero galaxy, 


            Péter Feltóti