The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

Posted by jm-astro
on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

by James Maxwell and Nick Webb


May 9-10, 2010, Caldera Rim Observatory near Jemez Springs, NM, USA, at 8300 ft. elevation.

A wide-field view of the Sombrero Galaxy, 62 minutes total exposure.  The galaxy is seemingly by itself in a large void.  However, there are many small background galaxies visible.  Two satellite tracks also pass through the view.  A higher resolution version is available.

We used a 10" F/4 Meade Schmidt Newtonian on a Losmandy G-11 Mount, with a cooled Canon 400D DSLR.  267 x 14s exposures. 

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