Messier 106 resides in the constellation Canes Venatici. It spans 60,000 light years across, and it is 23.5 million light years from Earth. This spiral galaxy can been seen using a relatively small telescope.
Image credit: Ryan M. Hannahoe and Salvatore Grasso
Equipment Used: 16″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Bisque Paramount ME, and STX16803 CCD
Software Used: ACP Scheduler/ ACP, TheSkyX, MaxIM DL, and FocusMax
Location: Perez Observatory at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill – New Mexico