A bright spiral galaxy in the
especially noted for an obscuring band of dust across its central plane.
The Sombrero Galaxy falls within the boundaries of the
galaxy-rich constellation of
Virgo, but only just. It is a mere 4½ arc minutes from
Virgo's border with Corvus.
A view of the Sombrero Galaxy, with the dark equatorial band clearly visible.
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