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M106 - 3.3.2020 at 20.33 - 4.3.2020 at 00.40 Oulu Observation number 88833

Visibility III / V

Jaakko Asikainen, Oulun Arktos

Galaxy spring continues with this M106 & guys image. The second largest galaxy in the picture is NGC 4217, a spiral galaxy on its side that is a potential partner for M106.

"Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy about 24 million light-years from Earth. It is located in the Dachshund constellation. "

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • M106
    • Keskitaso
  • Constellation
    • Canes Venatici
  • Field of view
  • 0.6 degrees
  • Darkness
    • Mediocre
  • Seeing
    • Average
  • Galaxies
    • Spiral galaxy info

      Spiral galaxy is a stellar system where there are outwards arched spiral arms from roundish (spiral galaxies) or bar-shaped (barred spiral galaxies) central condensation.

      The apparent shape of spiral galaxied depends on out observation direction. From above they are quite round. From the side they lens-shaped with a bulge in the middle.

      Generally a rather large instrument, good weather conditions and observational expereince are needed to see spiral arms. Usually spiral galaxies look like a fuzzy spots.

      Spiral galaxy M33 in Triangulum. Image Tero Turunen.


      Andromeda Galaxy M31. There are also galaxies M110 (upper right corner) and M32 (lower left corner) in this image. Image Pekka Peura.

      M101 aka Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      Spiral galaxy IC 342 aka Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis. Image Timo Inkinen.

      A sketch of spiral galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus. Image Juha Ojanperä.

Technical information

SW200P, QHY9m, NEQ6 Pro. 90x3min LRGB

Comments: 1 pcs
Tapio Lahtinen - 5.3.2020 at 19.10 Report this

Hyvän näköinen galaksikuva tästä tuli.

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