M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy

M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy

The Sombrero Galaxy (M104 / NGC4594) is an Sa-Sb-type spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo.  It is viewed 6-degrees off of the galaxy's equatorial plane, which is outlined by a dark rim of obscuring dust.  This galaxy is estimated to be located 50 million light years away.  More information and additional images of this galaxy can be found at the Messier Index - M104.  This is a 400 second composite image from 20, 20-second exposures taken on 1 July 1997.

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