M106 (and friends)
Galaxy season is here! During the spring the Earth faces away from the centre of the galaxy into deep space and brings into view the galaxies. M106 is located in Canes Venatici and is around 22-25 million light years away. At the heart of the galaxy, as with most is a supermassive black hole and M106 is around the same size as M31, the Andromeda Galaxy and is home to at least 400 billion stars!
Other galaxies in the image are:
NGC4248 @ 22Million Light Years
NGC4217 @ 60 Million Light Years
There are loads of other galaxies but not much data on them! I have included the annotated image as well, have a google and see what you can find out about the others in the image.
This image is 20X 10mi subs, usual setup on 8″ F4 Newt and QHY8 taken in January 2017