M 106 widefield



Here is a reprocess of M106 with accompanying galaxies NGC 4217, NGC 4248, NGC 4232, NGC 4231 and NGC 4220.
M106 is a Spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici ~23.7 million light years from Earth.
This is a composite image in which the larger telescope was used to capture detail in the larger galaxy (M 106) and the smaller focal length telescope was used to capture the wide field of view.  
This was imaged from my backyard in Ocala, FL using a combination of 6 min and 10 min exposures stacked in DeepSkyStacker for a total of 6 hours 40 min.
Imaging telescopes Orion 80mm EON (focal length 480mm) and an 8 inch Ritchey-Chretien (focal length 1625mm)
Imaging camera was a QSI 683 ws cooled CCD camera
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II German equatorial mount