Observations and characteristics of the sombrero

It lies nearly parallel to the equatorial line of the instrument, and on intense attention may be seen to blaze in the middle. There is also a black-and-white photograph of it in the ending credits of each and every episode of the original version of " The Outer Limits TV series.

Another galaxy, called Centaurus A, appears also to be an elliptical galaxy with a disk inside it. This luminous and massive galaxy has a total mass of about billion suns, and is notable for its dominant nuclear bulge, composed mainly of mature stars, and its nearly edge-on disc composed of stars, gas, and dust.

Heber Curtis photographed M with the Crossley telescope at the Lick Observatory and noted the following: The contribution from starlight measured at 3. Interesting Sombrero Galaxy Facts: The half dozen principal stars form a great Y, with the nebula as the centre.

The inside of the galaxy contains many sites of star formation because of the many elements found there.

Sombrero Galaxy Exhibits Dual Characteristics

The nucleus of the Sombrero Galaxy contains ionized gas, but the gas is only weakly ionized, and the nucleus is classified as a low ionization nuclear emission region LINER. Instead, one scenario they propose is that a giant elliptical galaxy was inundated with gas more than nine billion years ago.

Based on infrared spectroscopythe dust ring is the primary site of star formation within this galaxy. The Sombrero lies at the southern edge of the rich Virgo cluster of galaxies and is one of the most massive objects in that group, equivalent to billion suns.

Stars would have formed from the gas in the disk. This was identified with object in the New General Catalogueand Flammarion declared that it should be included in the Messier Catalogue. Charles Messier made a handwritten note about M and several other objects MMMM and M and added them to his personal list.

The central black hole in M is one of the most massive black holes detected in any nearby galaxies. The findings will lead to a better understanding of galaxy evolution, a topic still poorly understood.

This image is based on data acquired with the 1. The Spitzer picture is composed of four images taken at 3. The findings also answer a mystery about the number of globular clusters in the Sombrero galaxy.

The gas would have been pulled into the galaxy by gravity, falling into orbit around the center and spinning out into a flat disk.

X-ray emission suggests that there is material falling into the compact core, where a 1-billion-solar-mass black hole resides. The findings will lead to a better understanding of galaxy evolution, a topic still poorly understood.

M occupies an area 8. Instead, one scenario they propose is that a giant elliptical galaxy was inundated with gas more than nine billion years ago. The galaxy can be observed in the spring or early summer halfway between the constellation Virgo and Corvus. The main figure shows the combined image from the three telescopes, while the inset images show the separate observatory views.

Black and white photographs of this galaxy are included in the ending credits of each episode of the original version or the TV show, The Outer Limits. The appearance of the galactic bulge and the dust lane that crosses in front of it have earned M the name Sombrero.

While it is tempting to think the giant elliptical swallowed a spiral disk, astronomers say this is highly unlikely because that process would have destroyed the disk structure.

Sombrero Galaxy

Synchrotron radiation[ edit ] At radio and X-ray wavelengths, the nucleus is a strong source of synchrotron radiation. The ages of the clusters are similar to the clusters in the Milky Way, ranging from billion years old. Instead, one scenario they propose is that a giant elliptical galaxy was inundated with gas more than nine billion years ago.

Slipher discovered that the hat-like object appeared to be rushing away from us at miles per second. However, a supermassive black hole has been identified in the nucleus as discussed in the subsection belowso this active galactic nucleus is probably the energy source that weakly ionizes the gas in the Sombrero Galaxy.

Most of these are globular clusters, similar to those found in our own Milky Way, but Messier has a much larger number of them.Interesting Sombrero Galaxy Facts: There is a central supermassive black hole located in the heart of the Sombrero.

Sombrero Galaxy Facts

Observations of this area point to a mass of a billion Suns, and may be the most massive of any black hole found at the heart of a galaxy.

-- While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both.

The galaxy, which is a round elliptical galaxy with a thin disk embedded inside, is one of the first known to exhibit characteristics of the two different types. Apr 24,  · -- While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both.

The galaxy, which is a round elliptical galaxy with a thin disk embedded inside, is one of the first known to exhibit characteristics of the two different types. The Sombrero lies at the southern edge of the rich Virgo cluster of galaxies and is one of the most massive objects in that group, equivalent to billion suns.

The galaxy is 50, light-years across and is located 28 million light-years from Earth. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that the Sombrero galaxy, also known as NGCis one of the first known galaxies to exhibit dual characteristics, having both a round elliptical galaxy with a thin disk embedded inside.

Located 28 million light-years away in the constellation Virgo. Observations and characteristics of the sombrero galaxy OBSERVATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOMBRERO GALAXY (M/NGC ) DOMINIC J. TAN ABSTRACT The Sombrero Galaxy (M/NGC ) is an unbarred spiral galaxy and a suspected member of the galaxy group within the southern regions of the Virgo cluster.

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