Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258
M106, 



    
        

            Steve Coates
M106
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M106, 



    
        

            Steve Coates
M106
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT8RC

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Losmandy G11

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT8RC

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: Astro Tech Field Flattener

Software: photoshop  ·  Maxim DL  ·  TheSkyX

Filters: AstroDon 5nm Ha  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB


Dates:Feb. 15, 2014Feb. 16, 2014Feb. 28, 2014March 1, 2014

Frames:
AstroDon 5nm Ha: 8x1200" (2h 40') bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB: 37x480" (4h 56') bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB: 48x480" (6h 24') bin 2x2

Integration: 14h

Avg. Moon age: 15.02 days

Avg. Moon phase: 49.70%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 193061

RA center: 12h 18' 53"

DEC center: +47° 18' 21"

Orientation: -90.515 degrees

Field radius: 0.329 degrees


Resolution: 1000x1011

Locations: Home, Ocala, Florida, United States

Description

M106 is a Spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici ~23.7 million light years from Earth.

Imaged February 15, 16, 28 and March 1, 2014 from Ocala, FL.

1 hours 6 min each RGB

3 hours and 40 min Luminance

2 hours and 20 min Ha

Processed in Photoshop CS5

Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8

Imaging telescope: Astro-Tech 8" Richey-Chretien

Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II

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M106, 



    
        

            Steve Coates