M104: Chandra images the Sombrero Galaxy


[M104 Multispectral Image, Chandra]

The Sombrero Galaxy, M104 (NGC 4594), was imaged by NASA’s great observatories (Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer) in the X-ray, optical, and infrared light. This is a false-color composite image showing M104 in great detail.

Credit: X-ray: NASA/UMass/Q.D.Wang et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI/AURA/Hubble Heritage; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. AZ/R.Kennicutt/SINGS Team

Chandra Press Release:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/sombrero/

SEDS M104 page:
http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m104.html

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