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Sombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC4594)


Sombrero Galaxy is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 28.700-30.900 light years away in the constellation of Virgo. It is referred to as M(104) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(4594) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Sombrero Galaxy was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. The Spiral Galaxy's location is 12:40.0 (R.A.) and -11:37 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.0 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 9x4 .

Sombrero galaxy (M104,NGC4594) is a spiral galaxy. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:40.0), Dec(-11:37) and its distance is calculated 28.700-30.900 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.0. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 9x4.

Fact File


NameSombrero Galaxy
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Messier Id104
NGC Id4594
ConstellationVirgo
TypeSpiral Galaxy
Right Ascension12:40.0
Declination-11:37
Distance (Lt.Yr)28.700-30.900
Visual Brightness8.0
Apparent Dimension9x4
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharles Messier
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site
Sombrero Galaxy (M104, NGC4594) Spiral Galaxy in Virgo