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    Hi

    Any idea what is the bright object at bottom right of the image? Which is the galaxy at the bottom centre - left? Looks like a double spiral galaxy.

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    Default Re: Sombrero Galaxy

    Hi Jagadeesh, and welcome to the Forum.

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    Default Re: Sombrero Galaxy

    Eta Perseus
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    Default Re: Sombrero Galaxy

    yep, thats a couple of spiral galaxies. Search Google images and their are lots that show it.

    The two colliding galaxies are called USNOA2 0750-07913859 and USNOA2 0750-07913885.
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    Default Re: Sombrero Galaxy

    Definitely not Eta Persei since M104 is in Virgo. Best I can ascertain your bright star is mag 9.7 HD 110086. As for the two galaxies, the only data I could find for them is that the one of the left is USNOA2 0750-07913885 (mag 18.45) and the one on the right is USNOA2 0750-07913859 (mag 17.90) as Dave indicated. Hope that helps.
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    Default Re: Sombrero Galaxy

    Upon closer inspection there are several galaxies in your image!!!!
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    Hi, Jagadeesh, and welcome to the Forums!
    That's an awesome image of M104 you have there...
    Can you provide the equipment list and a brief run down on the processing?
    Really excellent details you've brought out in the rim...
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    Welcome to the Forum! Beautiful image Jagadeesh!
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    That's a Hubble image.
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    Exactly. He never once said it was his image, he only had questions about some of the other objects within the image.
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