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Contains:  M 106, NGC 4248, NGC 4258
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Basic astrometry details job: 2740754

RA center: 12h 18' 57"

DEC center: +47° 18' 0"

Pixel scale: 0.951 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.937 degrees

Field radius: 0.462 degrees

Resolution: 2726x2190

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: IC Astronomy Observatories


Image of the month Astronomy Now Magazine August 2019

M106 was captured from our other site ICAstronomy in Oria. This has got to be my favourite galaxy of them all. The processing was a lot easier than the last time I processed it as this data was taken from a dark site in Spain and not from light polluted UK.

Some Info about M106:

Messier 106 is an intermediate 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.

Lum 51x900 Secs
Red 19x600 Secs
Green 10x600 Secs
Blue 10x600 Secs
Ha 26x1800 Secs

32 Hours 15 mins in total.

Equipment used:

Telescope: Tec 140 F7

Camera: Xpress Trius SX-694 Mono Cooled to -15C

Image Scale: 0.95

Guiding: OAG

Filters: Astronomik Deep-Sky RGB,Astronomik Luminance filters L-3,Astronomik Ha 6nm

Mount: iOptron CEM60 "Standard" GOTO Centre Balanced Equatorial Mount

Image Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro

Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight

Processing: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CC



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