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



    
        

            Steve Milne
Messier 106 in Canes Venatici
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Messier 106 in Canes Venatici, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
Messier 106 in Canes Venatici
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

Imaging cameras: QSI 690 WSG-8

Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 HPS II UP

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: TEC Field Flattener

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Open PHD PHD 2.5  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance


Dates:Feb. 22, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 42x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 41x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 21x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 44x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 42x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 24.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.21%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4183972

RA center: 12h 18' 58"

DEC center: +47° 18' 0"

Pixel scale: 0.668 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.701 degrees

Field radius: 0.412 degrees


Resolution: 3543x2684

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

Messier 106 is a barred galaxy that is approximately 24 million light years distant in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

Messier 106 was photographed between 4 and 22 February 2020 from a rig in Spain that is privately owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC 140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Lum: 44 x 600s
Ha: 21 x 1200s
Red: 42 x 300s
Green 41 x 300s
Blue: 42 x 300s

A total of 24 hours and 45 minutes exposure.

Data: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Processing: Steve Milne

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Description: A re-work from scratch, with the aim of producing a different colour palette - this one should be a bit warmer. I've also cropped a little tighter.

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Description: Bit more Ha worked into the black hole 'jets'.

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Messier 106 in Canes Venatici, 



    
        

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