Posted by HrAstro
Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on May 5th, 2011.
Location: Petrova gora, Croatia, Europe
SkyWatcher ED120/900, QHY8, QHY5 guiding camera on the 9x50 finderscope
Exposure time: 12x600sec
Processing software: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0 LE, Photoshop CS5
Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth.
More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_106