M106 with Maksutov-Newton

Date: 4/30/2011
Orion Mak-newton 190mm
Qhy8 with CLS-CCD filter
San bruno CA – seeing 3/10, transparency 3/6
28 exposures of 300 sec (2h20 total)

Processing:  Maxim DL5, Noise Ninja, Sharpener Pro

Another Galaxy picture with my Maksutov Newton.  I found M106 more difficult that M51 as a target.  Still I am satisfied with the result. The HII regions of the Galaxy are easily visible in the galaxy core (red). The arms are very faint compared to the core of the galaxy.

M106 is part of the Canes II galaxy group.

On the bottom left one can see the faint MCG 8-22-105 of magnitude 15.8. MGC refers to the Millennium Galaxy Catalogue.

On the bottom right, there is NGC 4248 of magnitude 13.2. It can be easily seen as a cigar-shaped nebula.

Cropped picture

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