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M104

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M104

NGC Number:
NGC 4594

Common Name:
The Sombrero Galaxy

Constellation:
Virgo

Distance from Earth:
~50 Million Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
8.0

Size:
9 x 4 arc minutes
M104, the Sombrero Galaxy

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Date Taken:
4/27/2004

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien
Astro-Physics .67x Reducer
SBIG 10XE, NABG
SBIG CFW-8

Exposure Specs:
105 minutes total
Lum: 12x5 min
Red: 3x5 min
Grn: 3x5 min
Blu: 3x5 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v3.0
Adobe Photoshop v8.0

Copyright 2004, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.