M 106 and NGC 4217

The known location, the known setup, after six month of unfavorable weather, with clear hours at impossible times for a working class hero – same field trip as before. I acquired 9×5 min of light at ISO 1600.

The main objects on the image, sorted by brightness:

M 106, NGC 4258 [galaxy in CVn] 8.7m ø18.6′ [wiki] [simbad] 750mm, 1200mm

NGC 4217 [galaxy in CVn] 11.6m ø5.2′ [wiki] [simbad] [photo-planner]

NGC 4248 [galaxy in CVn] 13.2m ø3′ [wiki] [simbad] [photo-planner]

NGC 4231 and NGC 4232 (the twins)

NGC 4226

UGC 7356 (the faint one near M 106)

raw

raw

stack

stack

flat estimate

flat estimate

stage

stage

Messier 106, final

Messier 106, final

 

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