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


            Jason Guenzel
M106 - A Deep View
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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3309766

RA center: 12h 18' 57"

DEC center: +47° 18' 21"

Pixel scale: 0.946 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 254.714 degrees

Field radius: 0.496 degrees

Resolution: 2666x2666


This galaxy literally sparkles with details. The background reveals tiny little galaxies, some of which are billions of light years away.
I had a previous post of this which was taken from home and was selected as an IOTD. By comparison, I’d say this version had me picking my jaw off the floor. I shot this at the OPT remote observatory in California using some world-class equipment and skies. Thanks to the fine folks over there for always helping me out.

Since its not my normal gear and I don't feel like adding it, I'll list it out here...
Planewave CDK17
SBIG 16803
Chroma filters
Software Bisque MEII Mount

23.17 hours total exposure
HaLRGB 240:830:100:110:110


Sky plot

Sky plot


M106 - A Deep View, 


            Jason Guenzel

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