This is the galaxy of the sombrero catalogued M104 very famous for its very thick dust disk.
Located about 28 million light-years away in the direction of the Virgo constellation, M104 is a very peculiar galaxy due to its morphology (classified spiral/elliptical!), it is seen by the slice and has a very active core in which resides a super massive black hole whose mass is about 800 million solar masses.
M104 is moving away from us at a speed of about 1000 Km /s.
With a diameter of about 70,000 light-years, the sombrero galaxy has a very important procession of globular clusters (about 2,000) that orbit around it.

Technical details :
* PlaneWave CDK 12.5’ (318mm) at F/D 8
* 10 micron GM 2000 combi Mount
* Asi 294 mm pro
* 3.5nm antlia filters
* Sampling : 0.38 arcsec
* Filter L : 120x60s : 2h
* RGB filters : 45x3x60s : 2 h 15 min
* Total integration : 4 h 15 min
• DOF : 31/149/25
• Date : March 8, 2022
* Location : Oukaimeden HAO Observatory, Morocco

Autore: Aziz Kaeouach