Sombrero galaxy

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Sombrero galaxy

(som-brair -oh) (M104; NGC 4594) A spiral (Sa/Sb) galaxy in the constellation Virgo that has a relatively large bright nucleus and lies at a distance of 15 Mpc. The spiral structure is difficult to trace because the galaxy appears almost edge-on. A dark absorption band of interstellar dust in the galactic plane is clearly visible against the bright bulge component.

Sombrero galaxy

[səm′brer·ō ′gal·ik·sē]
(astronomy)
A spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo that is seen nearly edge-on, having a recession velocity of approximately 910 kilometers per second (565 miles per second).
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A spiral galaxy like M104, the Sombrero Galaxy, might present a more dynamic composition if you rotated your camera slightly so that the long-axis of the target cuts across the frame diagonally rather than straight across.
A NEW BATTERY HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR MT-SERIES TANKS AND THE M104 WOLVERINE.
The team would be completed by an engineer platoon and two HETs from Logistics Support Area Anaconda to transport the separate components of the M104 Wolverine tracked carrier and its HAB to a forward staging area.
The majority are of the 9th and 10th magnitudes although one or two are slightly brighter, notably M104, known as the 'Sombrero Hat' which weighs in at magnitude 8.
A very fascinating asterism called Jaws accompanies M104 only 25' towards the west.
Bruce, 4 October 1932, National Archives of Australia, M104 item 1, 1932.
The galaxy, officially known as M104, contains 800billion suns.
and is met with the answer, "The M104 bus" knows that he or she is in search of a story.
Major combat support equipment includes the M9 armored combat earthmover; M104 Patriot air defense missile; M93 Fox nuclear, biological, and chemical reconnaissance vehicle; UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopter; and CH-47 Chinook heavy lift cargo helicopter.
Some of the major combat support equipment includes the M9 armored earth mover; the M104 Patriot air defense missile; the M93 Fox nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle; the UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopter; and the CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopter.