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Contains:  M 106, NGC 4258, NGC 4248
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            Michele Palma


Technical card

Resolution: 1375x1021

Dates:April 24, 2015

Frames: 9x480"

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.31% job: 647456

RA center: 184.728 degrees

DEC center: 47.313 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.341 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 81.266 degrees

Field radius: 0.319 degrees

Locations: Casa, Gallo di Petriano, Pesaro Urbino, Italy


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. NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106



Michele Palma
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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            Michele Palma