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Sombrero Galaxy - By Stuart Rankin

Sombrero Galaxy (Messier 104) - by Stuart Rankin
The Sombrero Galaxy is a spiral galaxy in the constellation borders of Virgo and Corvus, being about 9.55 megaparsecs from our galaxy, within the local supercluster. It has a diameter of approximately 15 kiloparsecs, 0.3x times the size of the Milky Way.
Distance to Earth: 29.35 million light years

Radius: 25,000 light years
Age: 13.25 billion years
Apparent mass: ~1 billion M☉
Stars: 100 billion
Constellation: Virgo
Coordinates: RA 12h 39m 59s | Dec -11° 37′ 23″

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