Updated: 6.29.04

M104 is also known as the Sombrero Galaxy and is located in the constellation of Virgo. The skies were somewhat hazy, but quite steady, resulting in good resolution with a bit of a softer look to the image. This shot was taken at Chiefland during the last new moon.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

25x4 mins

f/6.7 with an f/3.3 FR and no spacers

Stacked and processed in Maxim (no darks and no flats), reduced to 80%

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor