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

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    Messier 106, 


    Messier 106
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    Messier 106

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    Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC12

    Imaging cameras: Atik 4000

    Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

    Guiding cameras: Lodestar

    Focal reducers: AP CCDT67

    Software: PixInsight

    Filters: Baader Planetarium B 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium R 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm  ·  Baader Planetarium L 36mm

    Dates:March 14, 2016March 27, 2016March 28, 2016March 29, 2016

    Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 20x450" bin 2x2
    Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 20x450" bin 2x2
    Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm: 3x1800" bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 23x900" bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 18x450" bin 2x2

    Integration: 14.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 15.96 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 68.14%

    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 1032482

    RA center: 12h 19' 3"

    DEC center: +47° 18' 28"

    Pixel scale: 0.956 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -3.433 degrees

    Field radius: 0.338 degrees

    Resolution: 1800x1800

    Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: AstroCamp


    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.



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    Messier 106,