Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth
Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy about in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781.It is also a Seyfert II galaxy, which means that due to x-rays and unusual emission lines detected, it is suspected that part of the galaxy is falling into a supermassive black hole in the center. NGC 4217 is a possible companion galaxy of Messier 106.
PGC39615 mag:15,8 PGC2291799 mag:18.2
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4''flattener W.O TMB
Sbig ST10XME – sfw9 with Baader LRGB set
W.O ZenithStar 80II ED
Meade DSI I color
Total Exposure 5h20min
L:140min R:50 G:55 B:70
CcdSoft, CcdStack, MaximDL, PS2