Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4217  ·  NGC 4226  ·  NGC 4231  ·  NGC 4232  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258

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    Image of the day 11/03/2015

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      M 106 and friends, 



    
        

            Herbert_W
      M 106 and friends
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      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

      Imaging cameras: Atik 314L+

      Software: PixInsight


      Dates:Jan. 20, 2012

      Frames: 55x600" (9h 10')

      Integration: 9h 10'

      Avg. Moon age: 26.58 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 9.56%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 830348

      RA center: 12h17m24s

      DEC center: +47°1402

      Pixel scale: 2.517 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -175.957 degrees

      Field radius: 0.589 degrees


      Resolution: 1352x1008

      Locations: Sternwarte Kremstal, Inzersdorf im Kremstal, Oberösterreich, Austria

      Description

      Messier 106 (also known as NGC 425 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.

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