M 104 (Sombrero Galaxy)


M 104 (The Sombrero Galaxy or NGC 4594) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located about 28 million light years from Earth. It has a very bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk.


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /6.8
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 28 April 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L = 80 min, R = 40 min; G = 40 min; B = 40 min.
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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