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About this Object

Object Name:

Sombrero Galaxy, M104, NGC 4594

Object Description:

Edge-on Spiral Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 39m 59s.43
Dec. -11 37' 23".0

Constellation:

Virgo

Distance:

28 million light-years (9 megaparsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is roughly 10 arcminutes (82,000 light-years or 25,000 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from data from HST program 9714: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, and T. Royle (STScI).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Dates:

May - June, 2003

Exposure Time:

10.2 hours

Filters:

F435W(B), F555W(V), F625W(r)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

October 2, 2003

Orientation/Scale: