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M106 / NGC 4248

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#1 Stricnine

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 03:50 PM

Galaxy M106 / NGC 4248, located in the Canes Venatici constellation (under the handle of the Big Dipper) and about 23 million light years away.

 

This galaxy has a water vapor megamaser (think laser, but operating in microwave frequencies instead of visible light).

 

The galaxy's supermassive black hole is currently causing the galaxy's active nucleus and classifies it as a Type 2 Seyfert galaxy.

 

M106  v1b

 

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David


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Posted 11 April 2021 - 03:52 PM

Nice crisp image- thanks for posting.



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Posted 11 April 2021 - 04:13 PM

Great image! Could you tell us the specifics about the image, scope, camera filters, ect.? Lots of other small galaxies all around! Thanks!

 

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 05:55 PM

Great image! Could you tell us the specifics about the image, scope, camera filters, ect.? Lots of other small galaxies all around! Thanks!

 

Anil

Scope: EdgeHD 9.25"

Camera: QHY367C, 18 x 600 sec subs

Filter: Astronomik 2" L-2 UC-IR

 

As you mention, there are loads of small-faint galaxies in the image.

 

David




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