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M106 Group : M106, NGC4217 and others in Canes Venatici

Photograph composition inspired by the writing of Sue French in the Deep-Sky Wonders section of Sky and Telescope, May 2006. On the left is M106 while NGC 4217 is the galaxy on the right with a dark dust lane running through it. There are several more smaller galaxies in this picture.

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Additional information about these objects can be found on the SEDS website

Photograph Information
LocationClearfield Observatory
TelescopeAP130 @f6 w/AP field flattener
CameraCanon 350D, Hutech modified type I
ExposureComposite of 19, 5 minute exposures at ISO 800.
Notes48°F, 77%rh, transparency ranged from average to good.
Initial RAW conversion, registration and adjustment in IRIS.
Additional adjustments in Photoshop CS2.
Noise reduction in PixInsight LE 1.02

Reprocessed 04.26.2006

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