The Sombrero Galaxy - Messier object 104 (NGC 4594 in Virgo)

This edge-on spiral galaxy is 50-million light years distant. 

Messier 104   May 25, 2008, 21:00 - 22:37 hrs
Meade 14 LX200GPS @ f/3.3, Meade DSI III Pro, 70F air temp.
16 X 120 sec L, RGB binned 2 X 2, 5 X 60 sec ea  R, G & B - all  with integrated dark frames. 
80mm Orion f/11.3 guidescope with Meade DSI II Color 2 sec exposures/corrections
Stacked in Registax, processed in PhotoShop
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