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



    
        

            Alessandro Cavallaro
M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
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M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy

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M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy, 



    
        

            Alessandro Cavallaro
M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
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M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy

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Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI178MC

Software: PixInsight 1.8 PixInshight 1.8  ·  Adobe Inc Photoshop 2021

Accessory: Celestron Off-axis guider


Dates:Dec. 21, 2020

Frames: 33x180" (1h 39')

Integration: 1h 39'

Avg. Moon age: 6.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.19%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4360665

RA center: 12h40m01s.4

DEC center: -11°3737

Pixel scale: 0.083 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 24.407 degrees

Field radius: 0.086 degrees


Resolution: 6243x4162

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Description

The Sombrero Galaxy lies in between the constellation of Virgo (famous for the number of galaxies hosted) and Corvus.

It's a spiral galaxy about half of the diameter of the Milky way and distant about 30 million light years away from us.

A remarkable feature is the line of dust that stretch across the large central bulge. At the center of this galaxy was demonstrated the presence of a supermassive blackhole.

M104 is believed to be the brightest galaxy within a radius of 32.6 Million light years around the Milky Way.

Copyright: Alessandro Cavallaro / Mount Lemmon SkyCenter / University of Arizona

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M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy, 



    
        

            Alessandro Cavallaro