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M106

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ 106ED f/5
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STL-11000M
Mounts
Paramount MyT Paramount MyT
Filters
Astrodon LRGB + Ha
Accessories
Cointreau · Snickers · Cheetos · Sky Atlas 2000 · My Cat Sne · Reading Glasses!!!
Software
Mac OS X Snow Leopard · Adobe Photoshop CS2 · Deepskystacker 4.1.1 · Fitswork 4.4.7

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 18, 2021
Frames:
8x360" (48')
Integration:
48'
Avg. Moon age:
5.73 days
Avg. Moon phase:
32.77%

RA center: 12h18m58s.30

DEC center: +47°1554.8

Pixel scale: 7.004 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.492 degrees

Field radius: 2.342 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1336x2004

Locations: ORM, La Palma, Spain

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data

Description

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 425 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. M106 contains an active nucleus classified as a Type 2 Seyfert, and the presence of a central supermassive black hole has been demonstrated from radio-wavelength observations of the rotation of a disk of molecular gas orbiting within the inner light-year around the black hole. NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106. A Type II supernova was observed in M106 in May 2014. LRGB 2 x 360 seconds each filter.

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