The Sombrero Galaxy Poster is 36x24 inches.
The Sombrero Galaxy, named because it resembles the broad-brimmed Mexican hat, is one of the most famous objects in the sky. The light from this remarkable spiral galaxy is dominated by the billions of old, faint stars that form the vast "bulge" around its tiny, hidden nucleus. The effect is enhanced because the disk of the galaxy is seen edge on, and dust in the outer parts of the disk is seen in silhouette. The galaxy is over 60 million light years away.