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.
February 10, 2013
2.5 hour exposure
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