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Contains:  NGC 4346, M 106, NGC 4258, NGC 4248, NGC 4220, NGC 4217
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M106 region, 





    
        

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M106 region

M106 region

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Resolution: 3033x2458

Dates:April 3, 2013

Frames: 52x300"

Integration: 4.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.46%

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

Description

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, 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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