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M104, the Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo.  A spiral galaxy with a big bright core, and a prominent dust lane.  About 50 mln light years away.

 

Image info

Telescope:  Skywatcher 8" f/5 Newtonian

Focus:  Prime focus

Camera:  SAC7B, uncooled

Exposure:  82 x 25s 

Date:  12th March 2003

Processing:  Acquired in K3CCDTools as AVI.  Stacked in Iris.  YRGB image, composited in Photoshop.  Colour enhanced using Multiple Luminance Layering.

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