Tuesday, 4 March 2014

M106




M106
Constellation - Canes Venatici
Spiral galaxy
Distance - 23Mly
Mag 8.39

Date 3/3/14
Transparency - Good
SQM 21.60 (LM 6.4)

Telescope - 16" f/4.5
EP - 17.3mm Delos x109 TFoV 0.39"

Sketch notes
At first just a fuzzy oval shape could be seen and I thought this would be another disappointing galaxy as far as seeing structure is concerned but after 15 Minutes observing slight changes in contrast could be seen and the spiral arms appeared.
A bright nucleus with two spiral arms the top arm extending out further than the lower arm. Few background stars.

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