Adventures in astroimaging and miscellaneous nonsense by an amateur astronomer in East Texas.
Monday, April 11, 2011
M104, the Sombrero Galaxy
is an unusual galaxy in the constellation
. The prominent dust lane, along with its bright central bulge, have earned it the nickname, the
The dust lane is actually a ring. Most of the galaxy's star formation occurs there.
Messier 104, the Sombrero Galaxy; Epsilon-200 on NJP Mount; 7x120
Hubble Space Telescope
was used to take a
fantastically detailed image of Messier 104
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