M106 Galaxy

It is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy i.e. that due to x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it is suspected that part of the galaxy is falling into a supermassive black hole in the center. NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106 (to bottom-right). I see 2 more faint galaxies to the right-top and left of the main galaxy. 7:40 hours of imaging with images of 20 minutes each.


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