M106 & Many Friends

This is a HaLRGB composite of M106 with its companion NGC4217 and many small neighbours. Have a look at the full-size image to discover all the tiny galaxies in this field.

The image is composed of 25 x 900 sec luminance, 16 x 600 sec RGB, and 19×1800 sec Ha exposures taken at the Deep Sky West Observatory. Standard processing with modest color enhancement and a slight little bit of Ha admixture.

Exposure: L 25x900sec, RGB 16 x 600sec, H 19 x 1800sec Date: 2016-3-31
Setup: Takahashi FSQ106 EDXIII with QSI 683WSG-8 Site: Deep Sky West Observatory, NM, USA

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