The Details
Object
M104 The Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass at f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 GTO Mount with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI 16803 Proline CCD
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB filter set - Gen 2
Date
Various dates during May/June 2015
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
L 24 x 600 sec 1x1 bin; RGB 8 ea x 600 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 20' x 20' centered on RA12h39m59s
DEC -11°37’31” (2000.0) . North angle 359.6 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
The Sombrero Galaxy was discovered by Pierre Mechain in May 1781. Lying at a distance of about 50 million light years, this galaxy has a span of about 100,000 light years along its major axis. It is one of the brightest and most massive of galaxies in the Virgo Group.

Total exposure time was 8 hours. This image is the result of a collaborative effort between Howard Hedlund of Astro-Physics, Inc. and Dave Jurasevich.

 

 

 

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