The Sombrero Galaxy


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Catalog
Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
SSRO Published
Messier 104
Galaxy
CTIO, Chile
05-31-2009
Description

Here is a rendition of the Sombrero Galaxy for your consideration.  The image was processed with a progressive layering technique that shows rarely seen details surrounding the core, including some globular clusters. The luminance layer was actually a combination of the true luminance data with a synthetic luminance component from the RGB data. Sharpening was performed using a "restrained combination" of various methods, including LR decon, high pass filtering, unsharp masking, and wavelets. The result looks less like a sombrero, but avoids the burnt-out core typically seen in other versions of M104.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
Lum 3.5 hours, RGB 3 hours/channel
Camera:
Apogee U9
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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