Recently, a team from Unistellar took a series of shots of an amazing Sombrero galaxy (M104) during one of its latest observations. Both shots are produced in highly polluted environments: near Marseille (southern France - May 17) and San Francisco (California - May 14).
The Sombrero Galaxy resides in the territory of the Virgo constellation and is too weak to see with the naked eye (V ~ 8). In 1781, it was found by the French astronomer and cometary hunter Pierre Mechen. And in 1784, it was independently described by William Herschel.
Sombrero Galaxy (M104), captured May 17, 2018 from San Francisco
M104 is one of the most photogenic galaxies due to its bright core, surrounded by thick dust. Scientists have found more than 2000 globular clusters, flying around the galactic nucleus. A supermassive black hole resides in the center, which is 250 times more massive than ours.
The galaxy extends over 50,000 light-years and is 30 million light-years distant from us. Received its name because of the resemblance to the Mexican hat.