M104 The Sombrero Galaxy


The well-known "Sombrero" galaxy M104 (NGC 4594) in Virgo. This is an excellent example of the early-type Sa spirals, with tightly-wound spiral arms (in fact, they can be difficult to trace when seen this close to edge-on) and a large-luminous bulge. The dense dust lane in this disk gives the galaxy its common name.



Image is taken with Celestron Pixcel 237 CCD Camera through a C9,25 at f:3,3. 49x25 second exposure are processed in CCDSoft v5, AIP for Win and Photoshop and assemmbled in this image. On image below, stars around M104 are labeled with his magnitude.



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