Sombrero's Arrow

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Type  Asterism
Magnitude  8
Size  7'
Right Ascension  12h 38' 18.2"  (2000)
Declination  11° 31' 27" S
Constellation  Virgo
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
May 29, 2017    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x

An intersting cluster of seven stars found 30' east of M104, the four brighter 7th magnitude stars form a rough arrow pointing towards M104, the Sombrero Galaxy

Andrew Cooper
Apr 17, 2010    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x

Four bright, 7-9mag stars in a vague arrow shape pointing directly at M104 from 30' west

Andrew Cooper
Apr 6, 2007    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
15cm f/5 Newtonian, Primero @ 35x

An interesting asterism of four bright stars arranged as an arrow, pointing directly at M104 about 25' to the east, the stars range from mag 8-9

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Beautiful low powered field: fine and singular 7 mg. group np. [NGC4594]
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917

Steve Coe

25 arcminutes WNW of M104; chain of 8 stars outline a shark
― SAC Asterism Database
Other Data Sources for Sombrero's Arrow
Nearby objects for Sombrero's Arrow
6 objects found within 120'
HD 109272 M104 NGC 4524
NGC 4658 NGC 4663 The Stargate

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Sombrero's Arrow