M104 Galaxy in Virgo

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, February 18, 2023
The Sombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC 4594 and others) is an unbarred spiral galaxy located approximately 28 million light-years away in Virgo.

Luminance – 30x300s – 150 minutes – binned 2x2
RGB – 21:23:20x300s – 105:115:100 minutes each – binned 2x2

470 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 50 minutes

Imaged over eight nights in August and September, 2022 at the El Sauce Observatory (Rio Hurtado, Chile) with a QHY 600M on a PlaneWave CDK24 at f/6.5 3974 mm.

These are Telescope Live (https://telescope.live/) “One-Click Observation.”

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/52697096369/sizes/l/
LRGB crop - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/52696321957/sizes/l/

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