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M104 Sombrero Galaxy , more exposure time is needed on this one. And a night that's has better seeing conditions.

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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: M104 Sombrero Galaxy

A very nice visual representation of the Sombrero galaxy Tom.
Thanks for sharing.
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Replied by Conn Buckley on topic Re: M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Tom, for me it is very timely that you post this lovely image of the Sombrero galaxy just now -- the reason being that I spent 2 whole nights last week just looking at galaxies and this is one of my favourites. Very well done.
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Replied by ei5fk on topic M-104

Beautiful galaxy, one of my favorites also, well done, class image Tom, by the way I am taking a group of about 30 students to Birr castle, May 1st to visit the science museum and see the Leviathan
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Replied by Frank Ryan on topic Re: M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Great image Tom!
That has to be one of the nicest looking galaxies there is!
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Nice one Tom!
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Replied by lunartic_old on topic Re: M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Sweeeeet.

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Replied by EPK on topic Re: M104 Sombrero Galaxy

It seems to me to be the only galaxy which revealed more when the mag was stepped up, as they tend to fade away the higher the mag.
I was using a 12" Lightbridge, and it was good at x60, much better at x90, and best at X100, with the dust lane very clear.
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Replied by xual on topic Re: M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Thats is an ace image of it.. and it makes me think.. The gas belt around the galactic centre.. The galaxy is approx 75 thousand light years across.. three dimensions.. that means the rear of the galaxy, as we observe it, is 75 thousand years older than the front. and the over all image is 30 million years old.

And people think America is far Away!!
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Superb image Tom, but is there any chance of linking us to a larger, original size one? :D
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Pretty stunning shot. It really is one of the sexier galaxies.
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