The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

Image of the Sombrero Galaxy
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

Show information for


From San Diego , the Sombrero Galaxy is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:05, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:41, 45° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:13, 22° above your south-western horizon.

Begin typing the name of a town near to you, and then select the town from the list of options which appear below.
Name The Sombrero Galaxy (M104)
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Sombrero Galaxy
M104[1]
NGC 4594[2]
Position
Right ascension:12h39m [2]
Declination:-11°37' [2]
Constellation:Virgo
Magnitude:8.59 (V) [2]
9.15 (B) [2]
5.89 (J) [2]
5.21 (H) [2]
4.96 (K) [2]
Hubble type:Sa
Distance:15.3 Mpc
50.0 Mlyr [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.56
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-22.34
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

Events
01 Apr 2024  –  The Sombrero Galaxy is well placed
01 Apr 2025  –  The Sombrero Galaxy is well placed
01 Apr 2026  –  The Sombrero Galaxy is well placed
02 Apr 2027  –  The Sombrero Galaxy is well placed
01 Apr 2028  –  The Sombrero Galaxy is well placed
01 Apr 2029  –  The Sombrero Galaxy is well placed
01 Apr 2030  –  The Sombrero Galaxy is well placed
02 Apr 2031  –  The Sombrero Galaxy is well placed

Share

San Diego

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

32.72°N
117.16°W
PST

Color scheme