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

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 925

Imaging cameras: QHY367C

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM Mini

Software: Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Stefan Berg N.I.N.A. v1.9

Filters: Astronomik UV-IR Block L-2 2"

Accessory: OAG


Dates:April 11, 2021

Frames:Astronomik UV-IR Block L-2 2": 18x600" (3h) (gain: 1.21) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 3h

Darks: 25

Flats: 25

Flat darks: 25

Avg. Moon age: 28.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.35%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


RA center: 12h18m57s.876

DEC center: +47°1814.37

Pixel scale: 0.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.778 degrees

Field radius: 0.466 degrees

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Resolution: 6400x4200

Data source: Traveller

Description

Galaxy M106, located in the Canes Venatici constellation (under the handle of the Big Dipper) and about 23 million light years away.

This galaxy has a water vapor megamaser (think laser, but operating in microwave frequencies instead of visible light).

The galaxy's supermassive black hole is currently causing the galaxy's active nucleus and classifies it as a Type 2 Seyfert galaxy.

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