Bright spiral galaxy M106
is located in Canes
Venatici, and probably 25
million lightyears away.
Note that its equatorial
plane is inclined to our
line of sight similar to
M31. M106 is thought to
contain an AGN (active
galactic nuclei) with a
supermassive black hole
at the center.
RCOS 16" RC @ f/8.4
Astrodon Series I LRGB

LRGB with Ha added to
the Lum and Red

Image data acquired
remotely at New Mexico
Skies in 2006 by SSRO
alum Jimmy Thibert.

Reprocessed in 2012 by
Steve Mazlin & Jack
Harvey using Adobe PS
and PixInsight.
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