M106 Spiral Galaxy

M106 Spiral Galaxy by Mark Griffith

M106 Spiral Galaxy by Mark Griffith

Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire.

Teleskop service 12″ Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount,Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik LRGB filters,
Hutech IDAS light pollution filter, Astro physics 0.67 reducer.

large galaxy in Ursa Major.

Attempting to capture the faint outer areas. Increased exposures to fifthteen minutes and used a focal reducer.

This helped to revel this faint detail.

Also captured a couple of other galaxies which adds extra interest to the image.

Data collected on three nights. 9th, 11th & 13th february.

LRGB image with 10 hours and 30 minutes of data. 21 x Lum 7 x Red 7 x Green 7 x Blue 15 minutes exposures.