M102 and M106

M102 and M106

Postby philip pugh » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:13 am

I spotted both for the first time last night. There's some controversy about M102 but it is believed to be a mag 10.0 galaxy in Draco. Using a 5" 'scope, it was barely visible. M106 was different and I could see a spiral structure that reminded me of M33 through my bins on a night where it is visible but hard and the spiral arms can sometimes appear to be detached from the nucleus.
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