Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4217  ·  NGC 4220  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258
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M106 (NGC 4258) and Surrounding Galaxy Field

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Explore Scientific ED127 FCD 100 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mounts
Astro-Physics AP900GTO CP3
Filters
ZWO 1.25" Green · ZWO 1.25" Blue · ZWO 1.25" Red · ZWO 1.25" Lum
Accessories
Pegasus Astro Dual Motor Focus Controller · Moonlite CFL 2.5 w/ Stepper Motor · ZWO EFW 8x1.25" Filter Wheel · Explore Scientific 0.7 Reducer/Flattener
Software
N.I.N.A. · PHD2 · PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion ShortTube 80
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 8, 2021 ·  Jan. 9, 2021
Frames:
ZWO 1.25" Blue: 40x90" (1h) (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 1.25" Green: 41x90" (1h 1' 30") (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 1.25" Lum: 205x60" (3h 25') (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 1.25" Red: 50x90" (1h 15') (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Integration:
6h 41' 30"
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Flat darks:
50
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
24.95 days
Avg. Moon phase:
22.08%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4303103

RA center: 12h16m54s.10

DEC center: +47°2746

Pixel scale: 1.166 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 299.862 degrees

Field radius: 0.867 degrees

Resolution: 4312x3176

Locations: -= αrα αd αsτrα =- observatory, Cape Elizabeth, ME, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

M106 in Canes Venatici is about 22-25 Mly away, with a known supermassive black hole at its heart. A kinda sorta recent paper published in 2010 found 16 satellite galaxy candidates of M106: Eight of these galaxies are found to be dwarf galaxies that are much smaller and fainter than the remaining galaxies and four of these galaxies are new findings. From my FOV, the larger ones of these include NGC 4248, NGC 4220, and NGC 4218.

I hope you enjoy!

CS, Ara

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