Astrophotography of Galaxies

M104, Sombrero Galaxy, NGC 4594, guided

M104, Sombrero Galaxy, NGC 4594

Date: May 9, 2007

Telescope: Celestron 11 XLT on CGE mount f/5

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXV-H9C

Exposure: 16 4-min subframes (64 min total) guided with Meade DSI color and piggybacked Meade DSX-90 at f/13.8 using PHD Guiding.

Comments: Baader UV/IR cut filter. Longer exposure gives less noise in the galactic halo region.

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