Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  M 106  ·  NGC 4217  ·  NGC 4220  ·  NGC 4232  ·  NGC 4248  ·  NGC 4258
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M106

M106, 



    
        

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M106

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 21, 2021
Frames:
90×600(15h)
Integration:
15h
Avg. Moon age:
7.29 days
Avg. Moon phase:
49.04%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4341062

RA center: 12h18m18s.7

DEC center: +47°2710

Pixel scale: 1.167 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.071 degrees

Field radius: 0.881 degrees

Resolution: 4524x3012

File size: 4.9 MB

Locations: Eye in the Sky Telescope Hosting, Raspay, Spain

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Eye In The Sky

Description

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) 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

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