M106, Seyfert-class galaxy

Posted by BruceW
on Monday, July 01, 2013

M106 is a bright spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici the Hunting Dogs. It shines at magnitude 8.4 from a distance of approximately 20 million light-years.  It is classed as a Seyfert-type galaxy, which means it has an active nucleus and most likely, a very massive black hole at its core. (12.5-inch PlaneWave corrected Dall-Kirkham reflector, Quantum Scientific Instruments QSI 640ws CCD camera, LRGB image with exposures of 290, 50, 50, and 50 minutes, respectively)

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