Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4217  ·  NGC 4226  ·  NGC 4232  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258
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M106 and friends

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M106 and friends, 



    
        

            Gebhard Maurer
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M106 and friends

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Newton 200/1000 PDS

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Artesky 60mm Ultraguide

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120mm Mini Mono

Software: Open PHD Guiding Project PHD2 2.6.5  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy  ·  PixInsight PixInsinght 1.8


Dates:March 28, 2020March 29, 2020April 1, 2020

Frames:
ZWO 36mm 7nm Ha: 24x600" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm B: 15x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm G: 25x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm L: 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm R: 16x240" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.7 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 5.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.17%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 3.00

Temperature: 8.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3952052

RA center: 12h 17' 42"

DEC center: +47° 12' 3"

Pixel scale: 0.782 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 157.641 degrees

Field radius: 0.583 degrees


Resolution: 4287x3240

Locations: Backyard, Raglitz, Niederösterreich, Austria

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is an intermediate 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. M106 contains an active nucleus classified as a Type 2 Seyfert, and the presence of a central supermassive black hole has been demonstrated from radio-wavelength observations of the rotation of a disk of molecular gas orbiting within the inner light-year around the black hole. A Type II supernova was observed in M106 in May 2014.

The NGC 4217 is an edge-on spiral galaxy which lies approximately 60 million light-years (18 million parsecs) away in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is a possible companion galaxy to M106.

There are also a couple of smaller galaxies in the background.

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M106 and friends, 



    
        

            Gebhard Maurer