M104 is well placed
2019 Apr 1
The sombrero galaxy (M104, NGC 4594) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.
At a declination of -11°37', it is easiest to see from the southern hemisphere; it can be seen at latitudes between 58°N and 81°S.
From London, it will be visible between 23:03 and 03:00. It will become accessible at around 23:03, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:04, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:00 when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.
At magnitude 8.0, M104 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
The position of M104 is as follows:
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The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.
This entry in the observing calendar was provided by In-The-Sky.org