Spiral Galaxy (Sbp)
M106 is located about 25 million light-years from our solar system. The smaller galaxy at upper right is magnitude 12.6 galaxy NGC 4248. Close inspection of the image reveals a number of other small, faint galaxies in the background.
Equipment:Meade 14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
Exposures: LRGB: L 33 x 20 minutes, binned 2x2: R 26 x 20 minutes: G 27 x 20 minutes: B 26 x 20 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: April 11- 16, 2015
Location: Landers, California, USA