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Sombrero Galaxy
M104 | Messier 104 | NGC 4594
This distinctive galaxy is recognized by its unusual dust ring. At 50,000 light years across, it is less than half the size of the Milky Way galaxy.

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All Images of Sombrero Galaxy
30 Mar 2017

18 Jun 2004

Night of:Wednesday March 29, 2017
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:12:30 AM | Mar 30, 2017
RA:12h 39m 59s
Declination:-11d 37' 23"
Distance:28 million light years
Magnitude:+9.0 mV
Size:8.7' x 3.5'
Camera Settings:
Camera:Celestron NightScape
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:779 x 591 pixels (0.5 MP)
18.8' x 14.3'
Exposure:30 sec
Stacked Frames:13
Post Processing:flats
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