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Contains:  M 106, NGC 4258, NGC 4248, NGC 4232, NGC 4231, NGC 4226, NGC 4217

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    M 106 and friends, 


    M 106 and friends

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ106ED

    Imaging camera:Atik 314L+


    Resolution: 1352x1008

    Dates:Jan. 20, 2012

    Frames: 55x600"

    Integration: 9.2 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 26.58 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 9.56% job: 830348

    RA center: 12h 17' 24"

    DEC center: +47° 14' 2"

    Pixel scale: 2.517 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -175.957 degrees

    Field radius: 0.589

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


    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.
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    M 106 and friends,