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M104 in Virgo

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Observer
Graham Winstanley
Time of observation
06/06/2020 - 23:53
Object
Sombrero galaxy
Observing location
Bassingham, Lincolnshire
Equipment
Skywatcher ED80
Pier mounted NEQ6
SXV H9C
oag camera ASI120MM
Exposure
15 x 300s
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One of Callum Potter's 3 galaxies in Virgo challenge.

To get low enough for M104 it was necessary to saw off a length of wood on the south side of my shed. As a bonus now have more ventilation! Also had to take a pruning saw to nearby apple tree. I hope it has been worthwhile. Still not an easy target so low and in bright sky. Took two nights to capture as it was only in view for a short time after dark. Only 15 out of 18 subs were useable.

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Dean Ashton's picture

Such is the commitment of the dedicated amateur astronomer.  It was worthwhile Graham, a great image of M104.

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