Astrodvorek Kamenne Zehrovice

M 106



M106 is a large (one of the largest and brightest nearby galaxies) spiral galaxy,  located in the constellation Canes Venatici at a distance of about 24 million light-years. The other galaxies at the picture are relatively bright spiral NGC 4248 above M106 and much weaker (16th mag.) UGC 7356  to the right. Some other smaller galaxies can be seen in the background as well.


Optics:       NoName Newton 192/800
                   +GPU c.c.

amera:    Atik 428EX
Filters:        LRGB Baader

Mount:      SW AZEQ-5
Guider:       Lacerta MGEN

Exposure:  54x5 min. (L)
12x5 min. (R, G, B each), bin 2x2
Software:  PixInsight, Photoshop