M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Photographer
pithagoras
Email
g-xfrantzis@hotmail.com
Location of photo
Livadi - Chalkidiki
Date/Time of photo
31 March 2016
Equipment
OTA : C9.25 XLT/Focal 2350mm - Mount : Neq6 pro - Camera : Atik 460ex & Atik 460exc - Filters : No - Guiding : Asi 120mc/Vixec ed100sf
Description
The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as Messier Object 104, M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light-years (8.6 Mpc) from Earth. The galaxy has a diameter of approximately 50,000 light-years, 30% the size of the Milky Way. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk