Messier 106
Object Information:

Messier 106

Messier 106 is a fine spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

Astronomers have estimated that Messier 106 is about 21 to 25 million light years distant and is receding at approximately 537 km/sec.

Image date:

February 10, 2013

Exposure Information:

2.5 hour exposure

Imaged at:

Blair Valley, Anza-Borrego State Park, San Diego County, California


Optics - Takahashi MT-200 Newtonian at f/6
Camera - SBIG STL-11000
Mount - Astro-Physics 1200 GTO