M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sweet home for 22 fast pulsars

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NGC 104,
47 in the Toucan constellation, near the Small Magellanic Cloud. The image was taken with a robotic telescope in Australia, during the morning in Tucson.
The color describes the brightness, varying by about 2.5 magnitudes (a factor of 10), from red to blue. Here is a Hubble Telescope image.

I thank the Tzec Maun Foundation, they support an Astronomy science project at Pueblo High School in Tucson, where I am a volunteer.