The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

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Credit: JOHN CHUMACK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: M104 (The Sombrero Galaxy), tilted edge-on, is known for its brilliant white core encircled by thick dust lanes that resemble the Mexican sombrero. The galaxy is approximately 28 million light years away with a magnitude of 8. 16 F4.5, St-6 CCD , RGBL 25 min. quad colour.

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Keywords: astronomy, astrophotography, cosmology, galactic, galaxies, galaxy, m104, messier 104, outer space, science, sombrero galaxy, stars, the sombrero galaxy

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