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Photographer:

Jon Greif

Email:

greif.jon@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

iTelescope.net Sierra Observatory, Auberry, CA, USA, remotely from La Jolla, CA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

April 26, 2019, at 12:30 am Pacific Time

Equipment:

Planewave 622 mm Imaging Platform (reflecting telescope).

Description:

Spring and Summer are "galaxy seasons" for astronomers in Northern Latitudes as Earth tilts away from our own Milky Way galaxy, and we get a better view of galaxies in deep space. This is one of the nearer galaxies, M106, a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici (the hunting dogs) not far from the bowl of the Big Dipper in the Northern Sky. M106 lies at a distance of 23.7 million light years and is similar in size to the Andromeda Galaxy (M31).

Website:

http://skyandtelescope.org/author/jgreif/

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