M104 - THE SOMBRERO GALAXY

Updated: Oct 28, 2019


The Sombrero galaxy is a very small world, 30% the size of our Milky Way. It lies about 30 million light years away from our home, which is actually not that far. The Sombrero holds the biggest supermassive black hole every recorded in any nearby galaxy. This also impacts its brightness, as it is the brightest galaxy in a 10 megaparsec radius of the Milky Way!


We spent a little more than 3 hours on it. We did 3 minute exposures instead of our usual 6, because of how small and bright it is.