ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   M 106 - Galaxy in Venatici

M 106                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

13 Apr. 2004
135 min. Total
15 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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Perhaps 27 million light years distant, this galaxy is large in the sky.   It likely has a massive black hole in the galaxy core.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2004

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