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M104 Sombrero

M104 Sombrero

Object: M104
Constellation: Virgo
Distance: 65 Million Light-Years
Magnitude: 8.0
Comments: M104 , the Sombrero Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy seen edge-on. It has a huge, bright central bulge extending almost all the way to its outer arms. A very prominent dust lane extends through the middle of the disk. For more detailed information on M104, see Rob Gendler's essay HERE

Date: 03-08-02
Place: Asheville, NC
Exposure Details: LRGB: 40 minutes Lumincance binned 2
Processing: Processed using Registar, Maxlm, and Photoshop

Optics: LX200 10"
Focal Length: 2500 at fll.6
Mount: Fork Mount
Camera: ST-10XME
Focuser: Robofocus
Guiding: On-chip, AO-7
Filters: 1 1/4"

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