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RA: 12h 18m 57s
Dec: 47 degrees 18' 18"
Position Angle:  89 degrees

M106 is a bright spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici, discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781 and later added to Messier's catalog.   Several surrounding galaxies are present in this field of view.  Please click here for more information about this interesting galaxy.

Photographic Details:
Date:  February 12, 2010
Scope:  Vixen VC200L at f6.4 on the Takahashi NJP Mount
Autoguider:  SBIG ST-402 with 60mm guidescope, focal length 227mm
Camera:  SBIG ST8300 at -20C, with True Technology Slim filter wheel
Astronomik clear filter
Exposures:  Clear, 210 minutes.  Total exposure 3.5 hours
Post-processing:  Calibrated in Maxim, aligned and stacked using DeepSkyStacker, followed by DDP in ImagesPlus (IP).  Further processing in Photoshop CS (16 bit format).

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