03 October 2019

Messier 106 - HaLRGB from the UK


By Steve  Milne
stevemilne.smugmug.com )

Messier 106 is a barred galaxy that is approximately 24 million light years distant in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

This was imaged from my home observatory in the UK between 15 February and 23 April 2018 using a TEC 140 and QSI 690 camera on a Mesu 200 mount.  Despite devoting over two months to the object, the usual weather meant that I got considerably less data than I had hoped for, especially in the Ha. Nevertheless, I decided it was time to move on. I may return at some point in the future.

So, for the time being, this is:

Lum: 37 x 600s
Red: 13 x 600s
Green: 12 x 600s
Blue: 13 x 600s
Ha: 8 x 1200s

A total of 15.2 hours exposure.


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