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Richard Higby Astrophotography
Sombrero Galaxy M104 - Taken 2009
Winner Mobile cat SPSP 2009
A side on view of a beautiful spiral galaxy. The central bulge is believed to conatin a super massive 'Black Hole'.
Distance: 28 million light years!
Image Detail: (Taken during 2009)
Scope: Takahashi TOA 130F @ F/12.3 (FL=1600mm)
Camera: ST2000XMC @ -15 deg C.
Guiding: Internal with CCDSoft
Exposures: 5 x 20 mins (no flats)
Binning: All 1x1
Processing: Images Plus / Ps CS/ - Cropped image.
Location: North Sydney suburban backyard.