Object Information

Name: The Sombrero Galaxy - M104
Type: Galaxy
Constellation: Virgo

Exposure data

Exposure: 24 x 5min = 2 hours
Processing: MaxIm DL 4 & Adobe Photoshop CS3
Telescope: Astro-Physics 130mm f6.3 Starfire EDF GT @ f5.0
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: SBIG ST-4 via a Mini-Borg 60 refractor
Camera: SBIG ST-8E NABG w/CFW-8 filter wheel
Camera Temp: -20C
Filter: Astrodon Tru-Balance NIR-Blocked Luminance
Location: Cape Cod Imaging Station - Harwich, Massachusetts
Date: March 31, 2009
Notes: Clear and calm, some lite haze reducing transparency, air temp 34F
Notes: 17.4 magnitude minor planet '19634 1999 RG45' can be found just to the left of M104 as a faint streak

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