n-a-s-a: “ The Majestic Messier-104 (M-104) Sombrero Galaxy Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope ”
NGC 4594 – La galaxie Sombrero.
Galaxie du sombrero
M 104 Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo Cluster-member of the 'local group'-the cluster of galaxies in which our Milky Way is situated.
THE MAJESTIC MESSIER-104 (M-104) SOMBRERO GALAXY Photo By: NASA Hubble Space Telescope
The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero.