Spiral galaxy M106, aka NGC4258, is the bright galaxy listed at mag 8.3. Just to the right is NGC4248. The edge-on below to the right is NGC4217; on the upper right is NGC4224; and on the upper left is NGC4346. There are probably 30-40 other small galaxies faintly visible in the frame. M106 lies between Ursa Major and Canes Venatici.
25 exposures, 4 minutes each = 100 minutes total exposure. . Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), ISO 1600, Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) with reducer, Losmandy G-11 mount. My current image processing workflow is here.
Other Pictures from this trip are here.
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