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Messier Catalog M104

M104 (NGC 4594) - Sombrero Galaxy

Messier M104 (NGC 4594), also known as the Sombrero Galaxy, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Virgo in the M104 Group of galaxies.

Messier M104 is best viewed during late spring, is magnitude 9.5*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 9 x 4' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Sombrero Galaxy
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 4594
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 9 x 4'
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 39.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. -11 37'
      1. Season:
      2. late spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. M104 Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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