Messier 106 (M 106)

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the galaxy M 106 in the constellation Canes Venatici.

 

Introduction

According to Stoyan, the galaxy M 106 in the constellation Canes Venatici can be seen in the smallest binoculars and is an easy object for small telescopes. This is probably true only for dark skies, because I had trouble to recognize this object in the telescope at all.

Size: 8' x 3.5' / 12' (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Distance: 32,000,000 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 3 is located in constellation Canes Venatici, but is easiest to find from the Big Dipper

 

My Own Observations

I approached M 106 in Mühlhausen / Kraichgau in May 2017 with the Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS on the GoTo mount.

 

References

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