Friday, May 15, 2009
M104 Sombrero Galaxy
Well, the Sombrero looks more like a ring in this image. I tried to emphasize the ring of dust around this otherwise elliptical galaxy. It is theorized that this is an elliptical Galaxy that collided with a spiral many billions of years ago. The dusty ring is the final remains of the spiral galaxy.
I did not get a lot of detail, but the ring is clearly visible.