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Photographer:

sydney

Email:

sydney77@verizon.net

Location of Photo:

Altamont, NY

Date/Time of photo:

May, 2018

Equipment:

C14Edge, AP900, SBIG10XME, Astrodon HaLRGB filters, Optec TCF

Description:

"Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. M106 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 of the rotation of a disk of molecular gas orbiting within the inner light-year around the black hole."

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