M104: The Sombrero Galaxy
April 15 - 16, 2007, by Katy Berry, Abigail Stanbury, Cooper
Rimmer, Kevin Dodez.
Telescope: Meade 12 in with f/5.7 focal
reducer (f=68in); field = 20' x 30'.
Camera: SBIG ST-10 CCD
min red, 6x15 min green, 7x15 min blue (4.15 hours total).
The Sombrero Galaxy in Corvus is a spiral looked on
almost from the edge. Its dark dust lanes are very prominent;
the halo iss unusually bright for a spiral galaxy. The spiral
arms are hidden behind the dust.
Image processing: CCDoops + CCDSoft +
CCDSharp + Photoshop CS.