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Messier M106

M106 (NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy located within the constellation Ursa Major in the CVn II Group of galaxies.

M106 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 9.5*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 19 x 8' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 4258
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 19 x 8'
      1. RA:
      2. 12h 18.9m
      1. Dec:
      2. 47 19'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. CVn II Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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