Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4217  ·  NGC 4220  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258
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M106

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVQ100 Stellarvue 100mm astrograph

Imaging cameras: QSI 683WSG-8 QSI CCD

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP1100 mount

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVQ100 Stellarvue 100mm astrograph

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera

Software: CCDStack  ·  CCDWare CCDAutoPilot  ·  Maxim DL5  ·  FocusMax  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue  ·  AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Green  ·  AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Red  ·  AstroDon Tru-Balance E-Series Luminance


Dates:May 20, 2014

Frames: 64x600" (10h 40')

Integration: 10h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 21.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.98%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 326401

RA center: 12h18m52s

DEC center: +47°3412

Pixel scale: 3.821 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -92.558 degrees

Field radius: 1.105 degrees


Resolution: 620x467

Locations: Ewald South Observatory, Salem, Oregon, United States

Description

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 425 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy. Due to x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it is suspected that part of the galaxy is falling into a supermassive black hole in the center.[7] NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106. NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106.[

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