Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4217  ·  NGC 4220  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258  ·  NGC 4346
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M106 region

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M106 region

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT-66

Imaging cameras: QHY CCD QHY9M

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 900 GTO

Focal reducers: William Optics 0.8x Reducer/Flattener

Software: Software Bisque TheSky X Professional  ·  FocusMax  ·  CCD Commander  ·  Diffraction Limited Maxim DL 4.5  ·  CCDWare CCDStack 1.7

Filters: Orion 2'' LRGB filter set

Accessory: Robofocus


Dates:April 3, 2013

Frames: 52x300" (4h 20')

Integration: 4h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 22.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.46%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 125978

RA center: 12h 19' 1"

DEC center: +47° 19' 48"

Pixel scale: 3.525 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.794 degrees

Field radius: 1.911 degrees


Resolution: 3033x2458

Description

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 425 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, which means that 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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M106 region, 



    
        

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