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

Telescope: Newton 12″/F5.1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Camera: SBIG ST2000XM
Exposure: LRGB 180:80:80:80 Min.