M106 | Hunter Wilson

Hunter Wilson
Location of photo
Lexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photo
March 30, 2009
SBIG ST-4000XCM APM/TMB 130/780 Mach1GTO Mount
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.
All comments must follow the Sky & Telescope Terms of Use and will be moderated prior to posting. Please be civil in your comments. Sky & Telescope reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter’s username, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.