The M106 galaxy is an intermediate spiral galaxy that can be found in the Canes Venatici constellation. It has a very active black hole in its center that emits powerful radiation.

In this image of M106 we can find other galaxies. In a wider field there are hundreds of them, such as NGC4217, an edge-on galaxy.

Image Details

L: 59×300″

RGB: 20×180″ each channel

 

All images at 0Gain -20ºC bin1

Calibrated with 30 flats, 30 darks, 50 bias

 

Total exposure:  9h25’

Equipment

FSQ85ED telescope

Mesu200 mount

ASI1600MM Pro camera with ZWO EFW 8 pos

Guiding with ASI174MC and ZWO OAG

Baader filters

Software

SGP, PHD2, APP, PIX.

Aleix Roig – Prades, Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain), April 2018.