Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258
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M106

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 Celestron

Imaging cameras: 40D Canon

Mounts: CGEM Celestron

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 80mm EON Orion

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shooter

Focal reducers: 6.3 reducer Celestron

Software: Deep Sky Stacker  ·  photoshop  ·  Noel's Tools


Dates:April 1, 2010

Frames: 23x90"

Integration: 0.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.42%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3474703

RA center: 12h 19' 4"

DEC center: +47° 19' 48"

Pixel scale: 2.665 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 224.609 degrees

Field radius: 0.380 degrees


Resolution: 856x568

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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