Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258
M 106, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison
M 106
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STL6303e
Mounts
Paramount ME
Filters
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2
Accessories
PIR · Off-Axis Guider Homeyer
Software
Maxim DL
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Guiding Cameras
SBIG STL6303e

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 19, 2009
Frames:
114x600" (19h)
Integration:
19h
Avg. Moon age:
24.45 days
Avg. Moon phase:
26.49%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 588005

RA center: 12h19m00s.2

DEC center: +47°1752

Orientation: -132.313 degrees

Field radius: 0.317 degrees

Resolution: 168x168

Locations: Texas, None; Fort Davis, None

Description

M106 exhibits prominent lanes of dust stretching all the way to the core. It has active bright star forming regions highlighted by knots of hot young blue star fields. It apprears that it has undergone a gravitational disturbanace from an encounter with another passing galaxy in the not too distant past, having its faint outer arms stretched out in enlongated arcs. It is also considered an active Seyfert galaxy with a large and voratious black hole at its center devouring gas, dust and stars.

Object: M106

Constellation: Canes Venatici

Distance: Circa 22 Million Light-Years

Magnitude: 8.3

Date: February 2009

Place: Fort Davis, TX

Exposure Details: LRGB:630:180:150:180 unbinned

Processing: MaxIm DL, RegiStar, CCDStack, Photoshop CS3, etc.

Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss

Focal Length: 2808

Mount: Paramount ME

Camera: STL6303E

Focuser: RCOS

Guiding: Off-Axis with SBIG Guide Camera

Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB 2" GenI

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