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The Details
Object
M106 in Canes Venatici
Optics
Astro-Physics 175 EDF Refractor at f/8.3
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB filter set, Gen. 2
Date
01 May 2014
Location
Grandview Campground, White Mountains CA
Exposure
L 14 x 600 sec 1x1 bin; RGB 5 x 600 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 01°12' 29" x 00°48'17" centered on RA 12h17m47s DEC +47°24’30" (J2000). North angle 90.39 °; east 90° CCW 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.

There are seven NGC galaxies in the above image. Directly below M106 is NGC 4232, below that the small galaxy pair NGC 4231 and 4232, bottom left edge-on NGC 4217, above and left of NGC 4217 is NGC 4226, and bottom right is NGC 4220. The faint galaxy just to the left of M106 is UGC 7326 at magnitude 15.

 

 

 

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