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Sombrero Galaxy, M104

Messier 104 is one of the most photogenic galaxies. A lane of dark dust outlines its edge like the brim of a hat, giving M104 a distinctive nickname: the Sombrero. It is in the constellation Virgo, and is visible through small telescopes.

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Hubble Space Telescope view of M104, the Sombrero Galaxy

Galactic Hat Dance July 2, 2012