The Sombrero Galaxy (M104) is located in the constellation of Virgo, at a distance
 of 28,000 LY from Earth.  This spiral galaxy is viewed nearly edge-on and displays
a pronounced central band of obscurring gas and dust.  It is one of the brightest
members of the Virgo Cluster of galaxies.

March 21, 2010
8" Astro-Tech RC
Canon Digital Rebel 500D / Modified (Hutech)
80 Minutes / 8x600s @ 800ASA
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

Messier 104

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