M106 (NGC 4258)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Canes Venatici 12h19.0 +47°18' 18' x 7.9' 8.3 24 Mly

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici at a distance of about 24 million light-years

The other galaxy visible is NGC 4248. It may form a galaxy pair with M106.


M106, NGC 4258, NGC 4248

Galaxy detail

M106, NGC 4258, galaxy detail

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
April 8, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB Max Entropy + DDP for galaxy detail