Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  M 104  ·  NGC 4594  ·  Sombrero Galaxy
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Sombrero Galaxy (M104), 



    
        

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Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
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Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

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Sombrero Galaxy (M104), 



    
        

            Wintyfresh
Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
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Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron RASA 8" · Skywatcher EvoStar 150ED
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI2600MM-Pro · ZWO ASI2600MC-Pro · ZWO ASI183MC-Pro · ZWO ASI071MC Pro
Mounts
SkyWatcher EQ8-R Pro
Filters
Optolong L-Pro · Baader Moon & Skyglow 2" · Celestron Light Pollution Reduction Filter
Accessories
Starizona Apex 0.65x ED L Reducer · Celestron F6.3 Focal Reducer
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Skywatcher EvoGuide 50ED
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MC

Acquisition details

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4390259

RA center: 12h39m59s.5

DEC center: -11°3722

Pixel scale: 0.906 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.509 degrees

Field radius: 0.502 degrees

Resolution: 3314x2214

Data source: Backyard

Description

28 million light-years from Earth the striking edge-on profile of the spiral Sombrero Galaxy (M104) features a bright core and a broad ring of obscuring dust lanes. Discovered in 1781 by the French astronomer Pierre Mechain, the galaxy spans 50,000 light-years.

Equipment and capture details are a little rough at this point since it's a combination of data over the years, but I'll give it a shot.

260 x 180" ZWO asi2600mc-pro, Celestron 8" RASA, 2" Optolong L-pro

85 x 90" asi183mc-pro, Celestron 8" RASA, Celestron LP Filter

75 x 180" ZWO asi2600mm-pro, Skywatcher 150mm Evostar APO, 2" Optolong Luminance Filter

29 x 300" asi071mc-pro, Skywatcher 150mm Evostar APO, 2" Baader Moon & Skyglow Filter

All shot on a Skywatcher EQ8-R Pro guided by a ZWO asi290mc in a Skywatcher EvoGuide 50mm.

Captured with NINA, combined and processed in PixInsight.

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Sombrero Galaxy (M104), 



    
        

            Wintyfresh