Object #17 M106

Wednesday, July 02 2008 @ 08:24 MDT

Contributed by: evilscientist

M106 - Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici
Object # 17 Object Name:M106
Other Names:NGC 4258
RA:12:18:58.80 Dec:47:18:25.00
Constellation:Canes Venatici Season:Spring
Magnitude:8.2 Type:Galaxy - type Sbc
Description:
From the city this object is very challenging. With my 5" scope I was only able to glimpse this object using a higher power eyepiece to improve contrast. Not particular spectacular in light polluted skies, but possible to see.
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