The Sombrero Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Sombrero Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , Sombrero Galaxy is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 19° above the horizon at dusk.

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Name Sombrero Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
M 104
NGC 4594
Magnitude:8.00 (V) [2]
9.55 (B) [2]
5.89 (J) [2]
5.21 (H) [2]
4.96 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.55
Hubble type:Sa
Right ascension:12h39m [2]
Declination:-11°37' [2]
Distance:15.3 Mpc
50.0 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-22.93
01 Apr 2021  –  M104 is well placed
01 Apr 2022  –  M104 is well placed
02 Apr 2023  –  M104 is well placed
01 Apr 2024  –  M104 is well placed
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02 Apr 2027  –  M104 is well placed
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