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M104

Sombrero galaxy (M 104) in Virgo 

The Sombrero Galaxy (M 104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light-years (8.6 Mpc) from Earth.
It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk.
The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero.

Find a high resolution Hubble image here. 

Image data
LRGB L=14x300s, RGB 8x300s each, unguided

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller Hypergraph, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile;
Acquisition: Philipp Keller, Konstantin Buchhold
Processing: Volker Wendel

 M104

Last modified on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 21:20

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