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Name / Constellation

M106

Other: NGC 4258; UGC 7353; PGC 39600

CVe

Coordinates AR: 12h 18m 57.5sec - Dec: +47° 18' 14"
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106N APO Fluorite F5 - 60/220 guiding refractor
Camera-Mount SBIG STF8300M - Orion StarShot Guider - 10Micron GM2000 QCI Mount
Filters Baader LRGB
Exposure
  • Luminance
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 24 x 900 sec - 6 hours
  • 7 x 600sec - 70 min
  • 7 x 600 sec - 70 min
  • 7 x 600 sec - 70 min
  • UNBINNED
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
Location / Date Promiod (Valle D'Aosta-Italy) "TLP" Remote Observatory - apr / may 2017
Seeing 2.5"- 3" @ 2.1 arcosec/pixel unbinned
Note Widw filed image including NGC 4217 and others
Acquisition MaxIm DL - CCD Autopilot 5
Processing Adobe Photoshop CS5 -
Comment

Famous great spiral galaxy with a black hole into the nucleus. Apparent mag 8.4, size 18.6' x 7.2'. In this wide field image also visible NGC 4217, an edge-on spiral galaxy 60Mly away (size 4' x 1.5'), NGC 4248, NGC 4226 and many other small and faint galaxies in the field. M 106 is a Seyfert Galaxy 23 Mly away. SN 1981K was seen in 1981. Discovered by Pierre Mèchain on july 1781.