PhotographerJames Maxwell & Nick Webb
Location of photoNear Jemez Springs, NM, USA
Date/Time of photoMay 9-10, 2010
Equipment10" Meade Schmidt Newtonian, G-11 Losmandy Mount, Cooled Canon DSLR camera, 5" Refractor Guidescope. Processed in Nebulosity and PhotoBrush. 1 hour and 2 minutes total exposure time (267 x 14s exposures).
DescriptionA wide field view of the Sombrero Galaxy--seemingly by itself in a void. In reality there are many background galaxies in the view, such as PGC962963 (mag. 16.6) and PGC966406 (mag. 18.5). Some mottling of the dark lane is visible. Higher resolution version available.