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





    
        

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M106

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C11 Celestron

Imaging camera:40D Canon

Mount:CGEM Celestron

Guiding telescope or lens:80mm EON Orion

Guiding camera:Orion Star Shooter

Focal reducer:6.3 reducer Celestron

Software:photoshopDeep Sky StackerNoel's Tools

Resolution: 1538x960

Dates:April 1, 2010

Frames: 23x90"

Integration: 0.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.42%

Astrometry.net job: 990258

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. NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106  A Type II supernova was observed in this galaxy in May 2014. M106 (NGC 4258) is a massive tightly wound galaxy with a bright core surrounded by a large faint halo.

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