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Telescope: Astro-Physics Ricardi-Honders Astrograph (RHA) Designation: Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy. Due to x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it is suspected that part of the galaxy is falling into a supermassive black hole in the center.[8] NGC 4217 (Upper left.) is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106.[7]
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Canes Venatici
Camera: Apogee U16-M with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander - Maxim
Guiding: Baader Guidescope with Astro-Physics Mount System, SBIG ST-i Guider Type: Galaxy
Exposure Data: LRGB L = 16 hours RGB = 12 hours each. Position: R.A. 12 hr 44 min , Dec +47 13021'
Processed using PixInsight, PhotoShop CS3 Date: April 2015
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory