The Details
Object
M106 in Canes Venatici
Optics
Meade 16"LX200 at f/6.3
Platform
Meade LX 200 Mount
Camera
SBIG ST-8XE and AO-7 Adaptive Optics Unit
Filters
SBIG LRGB filter set
Date
07 March 2003
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson CA
Exposure
L 20 x 300 sec 1x1 bin; RG 3 x 300 sec, B 3 x 480 sec 2x2 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, CCDSharp, Photoshop
Orientation
Field of View: 13’02" x 09’37" centered on RA 12h19m10s
DEC 47°17’19”. North angle 269.9°; east 90° CW from north
Notes
Discovered by Pierre Mechain, a comet hunter and contemporary of Charles Messier, in July 1781. M106 is estimated to lie about 25 million light years from earth.


This image was the result of a collaborative effort between Dave Jurasevich and David Held and appeared in the Meade 2003-2004 General Catalog.

 

 

 

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