Name: M106, NGC 4258 & NGC 4217
Date: 25 & 26 february 2014
Exposure: 9 Hour total, L 37x 10min (IDAS LPS P2 filter) , RGB 6x 10min (Baader filters)
Telescope: 8" Newton f/3.8 800mm with GPU f/4 coma corrector
Mount: NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/OAG
Camera: SBIG CCD ST8300M
Location: Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands
Messier 106 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy, which means 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.