Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  M106  ·  NGC 4217  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258  ·  NGC4217  ·  NGC4226  ·  NGC4231  ·  NGC4232  ·  NGC4248
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M106 (OSC), 


            Álmos Balási
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M106 (OSC)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Equinox 120ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071 MC Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Evoguide 50ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM mini

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer 120 ED

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PinInsight 1.8.8-5  ·  Adobe Creative Cloud

Accessory: ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser  ·  ZWO ASiair

Dates:March 19, 2020Feb. 1, 2021

Frames: 56x600"

Integration: 9.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.21%

Astrometry.net job: 4201022

RA center: 12h 19' 14"

DEC center: +47° 17' 16"

Pixel scale: 1.251 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 110.159 degrees

Field radius: 0.949 degrees

Resolution: 4470x3128

Locations: Home observatory, Szob, Pest, Hungary

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.


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M106 (OSC), 


            Álmos Balási