Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a 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. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy. Due to x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it is suspected that part of the galaxy is falling into a supermassive black hole in the center. NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106. A Type II supernova was observed in this galaxy in May 2014. (text adapted from Wikipedia-The free Encyclopedia).
- Exposure : 15x6 minutes, 800 iso
- Telescope : Takahashi FSQ106 F/5 on AZ EQ6 SW mount
- Guiding : STV with 70mm telescope
- Camera: Canon 60D CentralDs
- Location : Porliod, Aosta Valley, 1900mt
- Date : March, 2016
- Processing : IRIS, PixInsight