About this Image
This brilliant galaxy was named the Sombrero Galaxy because of its visual appearance.
We view it from just 6 degrees south of its equatorial plane, which is outlined by a rather thick dark rim of obscuring dust.
The dust lane was probably the first discovered by William Herschel in his great reflector.
20 " Keller cassegrain in corrected secondary focus at f/9
|Camera||SBIG STL-11000M at -25C, 8-pos STL filter wheel|
|Date||Apr 29 / May 01, 2008|
|Sky Conditions||dark skies, raw FWHM 1.5-1.9" temperature 15 C,|
C:L:R:G:B = 60:120:30:30:30 minutes (15-minute sub-exposures);
Maxim DL 4.5;