M106 in Canes Venatici
Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici, discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth.
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.
Photographer: David Bender
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