[1] M104, NGC4594, The Sombrerol Galaxy in Virgo
Photographer:
 
Al Brockman
Telescope:
 
Meade 14" SCT at f/10
Orientation::
  Ø8.7' x 3.5', m8, RA 12h40.0m, Dec -11°37
Camera:
  SBIG STL-11000M at -12°C
Image Scale:
  1.48 arc sec/pixel
Mount:
  Paramount ME on ATS Portable Pier
Exposure type
  L 12 x 300" binned 1x1, RGB: 6 x 300" binned 2x2
Location:
  Ningaloo Skies Observatory, Exmouth, WA on 2009, 23-24 March
M51

Additional Notes: Dark frames applied and flat fielded and digital development processing (DDP) in Maxim DL. Levels and curves adjusted in Photoshop

M104, the Sombrero Galaxy, so named due to the beautiful dark dust lane bisecting the galaxy. A 13th magnitude star lies 1.5' north of the galaxy's centre.

 
 
 
 
Design and production 2009 by Al Brockman