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The Sombrero Galaxy, M104

The Sombrero Galaxy, M104

M104 or NGC 4594, often called the Sombrero galaxy is a remarkably beautiful target and one of my favorites. It is a lenticular galaxy in the constellation Virgo. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane. The data was taken by Garry Sedun and the processing was done by John McDonald
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2019-02-27/28 and 03-01
20" f/4.6 telescope at the SDG Observatory of Garry Sedun in Arizona.
TeleVue 3" Paracorr coma corrector and Moravian G3 16200 camera with off axis ZWO ASI 174 mini guiding camera and Optec Gemini Focusing Rotator.
Mount - Paramount ME
Exposures - used 11 of 23 B, 10 of 23 G, 12 of 19 L, and 9 of 13 R subs each 300s with darks, bias, and flats for calibration.
Processing in Pixinsite and Photoshop.