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Photographer:

Hunter Wilson

Email:

hwilson429@aol.com

Location of Photo:

Lexington, Ohio

Date/Time of photo:

March 30, 2009

Equipment:

SBIG ST-4000XCM APM/TMB 130/780 Mach1GTO Mount

Description:

M106 in Canes Venatici - 24x600sec, Imager Temp -20C. M106 (NGC 4258) is a Seyfert II galaxy in Canes Venatici. It lies at a distance of 22 to 25 million light years from earth and is receding at 537 km/sec. NGC 4217 is the bright edge-on spiral in the lower right of the frame, and may be a companion of M106. NGC 4248 is the small galaxy just to the upper right of M106.

Website:

http://orionskies.com

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