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Contains:  M 106, NGC 4258, NGC 4248, NGC 4220, NGC 4217
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M106, 





    
        

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M106

M106

Technical card

Resolution: 1663x1252

Dates:May 20, 2014

Frames: 64x600"

Integration: 10.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.98%

Astrometry.net job: 326401

RA center: 184.719 degrees

DEC center: 47.570 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.821 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -92.558 degrees

Field radius: 1.105 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Salem, Oregon, United States

Description

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) 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.[

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