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(IAAC) Obj: M 106 - Inst: 15 inch Obsession f4,5



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Observation Poster: Armin Hermann <burmeseinn@yahoo.com>
Observer: Armin Hermann
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 24 Mar 2004
Location of site: Sangkhlaburi, Thailand (Lat 15N, Elev 200m)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5,3 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15 inch Obsession f4,5
Magnification: 342x
Filter(s): 
Object(s): M 106
Category: External galaxy.
Class: 
Constellation: CVn
Data: mag 8,4  size 23x8'
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
At 342x M106 appears as a bright 8x3 spiral. Both spiral arms are easily 
visible as long arcs extending about 4 on either side of M106. The core of the 
galaxy is elongated NW-SE. South of the core a thin dark lane of about 1 
length is imposed on the bright central area of M 106. The whole galaxy is 
embedded in an oval faint glow of light. A bright and almost stellar nucleus is 
visible in the center of this spectacular beautiful spiral galaxy.
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