M 106

LRGB 60 60 60 60 min.
ASA 16" RC f/8
ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro

Constellation Canes Venatici
Ra 12h 18m 57s
Dec 47° 18´ 13"

Messier 106 is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781 and is at a distance of about 25 million light years from earth. M 106 contains an active nucleus classified as a Type 2 Seyfert, and the presence of a central supermassive black hole has been demonstrated from radio-wavelength observations.

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