Sombrero Galaxy (Messier 104) - Sketch

messier 104 sombrero galaxy drawing, observing log

object details: Messier 104 - Sombrero Galaxy (edge on spiral galaxy)
magnitude: 9.2m, size 9', distance: 31Mly, constellation: Virgo.

Location and conditions: Negev desert, Israel, ~6.8m sky.
Time and date: 18/05/2007.
Instrument: Orion Skyview Pro 8" F/5 Newtonian, 8mm TV plossl (125X).
Drawing details: Graphite pencil sketch on a white paper, made while observing with a telescope under a red light. Sketch is north oriented. Drawing was scanned, inverted and processed in Photoshop. Observer: Michael Vlasov.