(IAAC) M 106, CVn, with 4.25" refl. f/7.9

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Observer: Bernhard Rems
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1996-06-07, 22:50 UT
Location: Bergstetten, Austria (47N)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 6.2
Seeing: 2 - good
Moon up: no
Instrument: Reflector 4.25" f/7.9
Magnification: 35x
Filters used: none
Object: M106
Category: galaxy
Constellation: CVn
Data: 12' Diam.
RA/DE: 12h19m   47.30
Description: It wasn't easy to find for me due to a mediocre finder.
A very nice asterism is quite close, so I could identify it in Uranometria
2000.0. Quite big with the 26mm Plossl, but lacking a distinct central zone
(only visible with averted vision). The shape of the galaxy seemed irregular
to me. When you know where to look, it is an easy object with the telescope
I used.
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