Messier 106


Numerous small galaxies litter the field of view. The most prominent are NGC 4248, 4220, 4346 and the edge on galaxy NGC 4217. North is up.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: M106/NGC4258 & NGC4217
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cane Venatici
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Gen II Filters Distance: Approx 24 Million Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Spiral Galaxy
Exposure: 6 Hours 45 Minutes Luminance Position: R.A. 12 hr 18 min , Dec +47018'
Processed using PixInsight Date: March & April 2014
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/MaximDL/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village