M106 in Canes Venatici

M106 with accompanying galaxies NGC 4217, NGC 4248, NGC 4232, NGC 4231 and NGC 4220.
Spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici
~23.7 million light years distant
Ocala, FL (RGB)
Chiefland, FL (LUM)
Combination of 6 min and 10 min exposures stacked in DeepSkyStacker for a total of 6 hours 40 min
1 hours each RGB
3 hours and 40 min Luminance
2 hours 20 minutes Ha

Additional 15 minute subs in Luminance was added from Chiefland, Florida totaling 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Photoshop CS5
Imaging telescope: Orion 80mm EON
Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II
Hutech IDAS Light Pollution Suppression (LPS) Filter
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