The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth.
It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk.
The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero. Astronomers initially thought that the halo was small and light, indicative of a spiral galaxy.
But Spitzer found that halo around the Sombrero Galaxy is larger and more massive than previously thought, indicative of a giant elliptical galaxy.
The galaxy has an apparent magnitude of +9.0, making it easily visible with amateur telescopes. (WIKI)
16" F8 Hypergraph
FLI Proline 16803
ASA DDM Mount - NO guiding
Lum- 3 HRS bin 1
RGB - 20 min per channel bin2
Total of 4 HRS
Imaged from Tivoli farm Namibia July 2018