Continuing on with my April Galaxy craze. The Sombrero Galaxy is a barred galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. I have noticed that many of the galaxies that we see, are about the same distance….give or take a few million light years. I really like this galaxy,as not only is it almost edge on ,but it does resemble a hat. Lol, I was told that it looks like a flying saucer ;)
This galaxy is a fun target, and quite easy to see.
Image credit;Andrew Dumont
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