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Sombrero Galaxy - M104



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Instrument : Celestron C11 SCT prime focus
CGE Mount

Camera : Canon 20Da DSLR

Exposure : About 30 exposures at 30 seconds, ISO 1600

Location : My driveway, Monroeville, PA

Date : April 15, 2006

Other : The edge-on spiral galaxy M104, also called the Sombrero Galaxy.
This was taken on a very dark night from my light polluted home. Usually, it is hard to even find this southern sky galaxy from there.
Third Place award in AAAP photography contest, 2006.