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





    
        

            Michel Makhlouta
M106

M106

Technical card

Resolution: 2048x1547

Dates:April 3, 2019

Frames:
ZWO Blue 31mm: 25x120" (gain: 76.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO Green 31mm: 25x120" (gain: 76.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO Lum 31mm: 229x60" (gain: 76.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO RED 31mm: 22x120" (gain: 76.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 27.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Astrometry.net job: 2653067

RA center: 12h 18' 56"

DEC center: +47° 18' 3"

Pixel scale: 3.162 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 6.274 degrees

Field radius: 1.127

Locations: Home, Batroun, North, Lebanon

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 106 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth and has a diameter of 135,000 light-years. NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106.

Interesting fact: A Type II supernova was observed in M106 in May 2014.

A quasi clear night after a month of rain and clouds, and around the new moon as well. I have taken advantage of that to do some more tests on LRGB and see what works best from my location. I seem to have found my settings for this camera and broadband filters.

Clear Skies!

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