M104 Sombrero Galaxy, in Virgo

Sombrero Galaxy Sombrero Galaxy

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.

Sombrero Galaxy

Technical Data

Acquisition site Ongamira, Córdoba, Argentina (1100 m a.s.l.)
Acquisition date 1-26-2017
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.
Resolution 1.1 arcsec/pixel
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"
Rotation: 7.4°
Process PixInsight 1.8