Sombrero's Arrow
DSS image of Sombrero's Arrow
Digitized Sky Survey image of Sombrero's Arrow, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of Sombrero's Arrow
Overlaid DSS image of Sombrero's Arrow, 15' x 15' with north at top and west to the right
Jaws, Sombrero's Arrow

Type  Asterism
Magnitude  8
Size  7'
RA (2000)  12h 38' 18.2"
Dec (2000)  11° 31' 27" S
Constellation  Virgo

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
29 May 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
17 Apr 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
6 Apr 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
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Beautiful low powered field: fine and singular 7 mg. group np. [NGC4594]

Steve Coe

25 arcminutes WNW of M104; chain of 8 stars outline a shark
Other Data Sources for Sombrero's Arrow
Nearby objects for Sombrero's Arrow
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.