M104 The Sombrero Galaxy by Dan Crowson

M104 The Sombrero Galaxy by Dan Crowson

Dan Crowson

Animas, New Mexico

Imaged over five nights in February and March, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/25804868910/sizes/l

See my refractor image here – http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/12840913325/sizes/l/.

The Sombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC 4594 and others) is an unbarred spiral galaxy located approximately 28 million light-years away in Virgo.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours