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Contains:  M 106, M106, NGC 4231, NGC 4232, NGC 4248, NGC 4258, NGC4231, NGC4232, NGC4248
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Zoom in - M106 and Friends

Technical card

Dates:March 24, 2019

Baader Ha 7nm 36mm Baader: 96x300" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 36mm LRGBHOS Filter Set: 211x180" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 18.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.65% job: 2604973

RA center: 12h 18' 21"

DEC center: +47° 18' 47"

Pixel scale: 0.784 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.497 degrees

Field radius: 0.426 degrees

Resolution: 3212x2232

Locations: au Pied du Ventoux, Ventoux, 84, France

Data source: Backyard


A zoom of my last M106 :
See full field here : M106 - Spiral galaxy and friends

My try with M106 , a beautiful and large galaxy with LRGB and Halpha subs to enhanced the core with its filaments. You can also see small spiral galaxies around : NGC3231, 4231 , and 4226 and a larger one like a yellow UFO : NGC4217 !

Wiki : It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. M106 contains an active nucleus classified as a Type 2 Seyfert, and the presence of a central supermassive black hole has been demonstrated from radio-wavelength observations of the rotation of a disk of molecular gas orbiting within the inner light-year around the black hole

For the Light , I selected around 30% of the best Fwhm subs and combined them with all the subs to get sharper details and smaller stars
5 Nights were necessary to get the subs: 13,14, 15, 16 and 24 of February

Red 30 [email protected] -20°C gain 139
Blue 30 [email protected] -20°C gain 139
Green 38 [email protected] -20°C gain 139

Light 113 [email protected] -20°C, gain 139 and zero
Halpha 96 [email protected] -20°C gain 139

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Arnaud Peel
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            Arnaud Peel