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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So let us fire off into galaxy world with an all-time favourite, the versatile NGC 4594 (Messier 104), better known as the Sombrero Galaxy, which was discovered in May 1781 by the Frenchman Pierre Mechain.
0) Dec NGC 4303 (M 61) Galaxy 12h] +04[degrees]28 21m 9 NGC 4374 (M 84) Galaxy 12 25 1 +12 53 NGC 4406 (M 86) Galaxy 12 26 2 +12 57 NGC 4435 Galaxy 12 27 7 +13 01 NGC 4438 Galaxy 12 27 8 +13 01 3C 273 Quasar 12 29 1 +02 03 NGC 4486 (M 87) Galaxy 12 30 8 +12 23 NGC 4567 Galaxy 12 36 5 +11 15 NGC 4568 Galaxy 12 36 6 +11 14 Jaws Asterism 12 38 5 +11 30 NGC 4594 (M 104) Galaxy 12 39 8 -11 37 IC 972 Planetary 14 04 4 -17 15 Nebula NGC 5634 Globular 14 29 6 -05 59 Cluster Object Mag Size NGC 4303 (M 61) 9.
7, open cluster C 97, ASSA 46 NGC 3918, Blue Planetary, planetary nebula ESO 170-13, ASSA 47 M 84, NGC 4374, Markarian galaxy Chain, LEDA 40455 M 86, NGC 4406, Markarian galaxy Chain, LEDA 40653 M 87, NGC 4486, Virgo galaxy Galaxy, Smoking Gun Jaws Asterism, Sombrero's asterism Arrow M 104, NGC 4594, Sombrero galaxy Galaxy, ASSA 50 NGC 4945, Tweezers, Ben 57, galaxy C 83, ASSA 54 NGC 5128, Centaurus A, Ben galaxy 60, C 77, ASSA 55 NGC 5139, Omega Centauri, globular cluster C 80, ASSA 56 NGC 5286, Dunlop 388, GCl globular cluster 26, Ben 64, C 84 NGC 5281, Lacaille I.