M106 | Hunter Wilson

Photographer
Hunter Wilson
Email
hwilson429@aol.com
Location of photo
Lexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photo
March 30, 2009
Equipment
SBIG ST-4000XCM APM/TMB 130/780 Mach1GTO Mount
Description
M106 in Canes Venatici - 24x600sec, Imager Temp -20C. M106 (NGC 4258) is a Seyfert II galaxy in Canes Venatici. It lies at a distance of 22 to 25 million light years from earth and is receding at 537 km/sec. NGC 4217 is the bright edge-on spiral in the lower right of the frame, and may be a companion of M106. NGC 4248 is the small galaxy just to the upper right of M106.
Website
http://orionskies.com