M106 - NGC 4258 (with NGC 4248 to lower left of M106)          (image above is reduced | other sizes:  medium , original)

Distance:  23 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 12x10min L; 2x5min ea RGB (all bin1x1); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

26 November 2014 - Las Cruces, NM

This is my third attempt at M106 and a significant improvement from my earlier attempts.

as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day, 18 Oct 19 (screenshot).

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