M 106

Spiral Galaxy

Exposure:                   L = 180 min 1x1, RGB 60 min each
Date:                           May 28 - June 2, 2011.
Comments:                 The large central ga
laxy is M 106 (mag = 8.3).  It is also cataloged as NGC 4258 and Herschel H43-5. In addition there are several small galaxies scattered over this field of view  For example, to the lower left of the central object is NGC 4248 (mag = 12.4). Then to the left of that is a tiny galaxy pair: NGC 4231 and 4232 (mag = 13.6 and 13.7). This field of view is approximately one degree measured along the image's major diagonal.

                                   

Don Scott

The Holin A. Grotch Observatory

                            

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