What type of galaxy is M104?

What type of galaxy is M104?

Spiral Galaxy
Fast Facts

About The Object
Object Name Sombrero Galaxy, M104, NGC 4594
Object Description Edge-on Spiral Galaxy
R.A. Position 12h 39m 59.42s
Dec. Position -11° 37′ 23.0″

Is the Sombrero Galaxy bigger than Milky Way?

It has a diameter of approximately 15 kiloparsecs (49,000 light-years), three-tenths the size of the Milky Way. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its outer disk, which is viewed almost edge-on.

How long would it take to get to the Sombrero Galaxy?

Sombrero Galaxy Radius / Size Sombrero Galaxy radius is 30,000.00 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 60,000 light years. It would take a space ship 60,000 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.

Where can I find Messier 104?

You’ll find M104 near the border of the constellations Virgo and Corvus. To find the Sobrero Galaxy with your binoculars or a telescope, it is best to start by finding the bright star, Spica. Spica is a double star, with a spectral type of B1V.

How big is Messier 104?

25,000 light yearsSombrero Galaxy / Radius

What type of galaxy is M110?

elliptical galaxy
M110 is an elliptical galaxy, which means that it has a smooth and nearly featureless structure. Elliptical galaxies do not have arms or regions of star formation. They are oftentimes considered “dead” compared to spiral galaxies, and the stars in elliptical galaxies are often older than those in other galaxies.

What is at the center of the Sombrero Galaxy?

The Sombrero Galaxy has a supermassive black hole in its center. The patterns of star movements near the black hole suggest that it could have the same mass as a billion of our suns. Researchers believe that the Sombrero’s black hole is the most massive of any that has been found at the heart of a galaxy.

Can you see Sombrero Galaxy with naked-eye?

With an apparent magnitude of 8, the Sombrero galaxy is beyond the limit of naked-eye visibility but can be spotted through small telescopes most easily during May.

Will humans ever go to another galaxy?

The technology required to travel between galaxies is far beyond humanity’s present capabilities, and currently only the subject of speculation, hypothesis, and science fiction. However, theoretically speaking, there is nothing to conclusively indicate that intergalactic travel is impossible.

How far is Blackhole from Earth?

Because the black hole is about 27,000 light-years away from Earth, it appears to us to have about the same size in the sky as a donut on the Moon.

Can the Sombrero Galaxy be seen from Earth?

What is the largest galaxy?

IC 1101
The biggest known galaxy, first described in a 1990 study from the journal Science (opens in new tab), is IC 1101, which stretches as wide as 4 million light-years across, according to NASA (opens in new tab). Galaxies are often bound to each other gravitationally in groups that are called galaxy clusters.