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


            Theodore Arampatz...
Messier 106

Technical card

Resolution: 1935x1274

Dates:March 4, 2017

Frames: 130x360"

Integration: 13.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.82% job: 1525829

RA center: 184.567 degrees

DEC center: 47.249 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.819 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.279 degrees

Field radius: 0.585 degrees

Locations: Via Lactea Observatory, Paramithia, Epirus, Greece

Data source: Backyard


Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is an intermediate 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.

*from wikipedia



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Messier 106, 


            Theodore Arampatz...