Object: Galaxy M106 and NGC 4248
Date: March 31, 2003
Equipment: WO FLT110 at F/6.5, HX916 CCD, G11 mount, ST-4 autoguider
Exposure: LRGB 90:30:30:30 minutes, all binned 1x1
Processing: Photoshop, mild Unsharp Mask. No flats or darks were used.
Comments: Click here to see this image enlarged
Description: Galaxy M106 is located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is approximately 25 million light years away from Earth and forms a gravitational group with other galaxies including M108 and M109. The bluish streak to the left and middle of M106 is the galaxy NGC4248

Copyright 2003 Paul Kanevsky