M104 Sombrero Galaxy, in Virgo
This photography was taken using a Canon 600D modified camera and a 200mm F4 reflector telescope from Ongamira, Córdoba, Argentina.
It is composed by 25 individual frames, with a total integration time of about 2 hours.
This galaxy is probably the most brilliant one inside of a 33 million light-years radius from our position.
It is located in the Virgo constellation, with an estimated distance of approximately 30 million light-years from Earth.
In the following annotated image, it is possible to see around 60 galaxies on the background sky.
|Acquisition site||Ongamira, Córdoba, Argentina (1100 m a.s.l.)|
|Instrument||Newton GSO F4 200 with GPU coma corrector.|
|Mount||Sky-Watcher NEQ6, managed by EQmod|
|Guide||Off-Axis, with Lodestar camera|
|Camera||Modified Canon 600D/T3i
No IR Filter (Full Spectrum mod, using Astronomik MC Clear)
Refrigerated (regulated temperature)
|Camera sensor temperature||0°C (on-sensor measured and regulated)|
|Filter||Astronomik Clip CLS CCD|
|Integration||25 x 5 minutes subframes - ISO 800
Total integration time: 2 hs 5 minutes
|Calibration||49 flats, 400 bias, 84 darks.|
787 mm actual focal, 4.2 um x 4.2 um pixels
|Native size||5202 x 3465 pixels|
|Cropped size||4388 x 3031 pixels|
|FOV||80’ x 56’|
|Image center coordinates|| RA: 12h 39min 58sec
Dec: -11° 37' 46"