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Sombrero Galaxy image

Sombrero Galaxy

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Contains: Deep sky object
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Sombrero Galaxy, aka Messier 104. Imaged under Bortle 7 light polluted Midwest US location. I look forward to repeating under a darker sky to capture the fainter energy above/below the plane of the galaxy in better detail. Equipment is 14.5" f4.3 Zambuto primary to Antares 1/20-wave secondary to ZWO ASI294MC-Pro camera cooled to 7-deg C, using SharpCap livestack, 7-minutes total exposure time across 100 frames at about 5-seconds/frame.