M106 and many other galaxies in Canes Venatici.

This image of M106 was acquired on Wednesday 1st April and Noel has recently processed it.  I love the Mother-of-Pearl appearance of M106, it makes it one of my favourite galaxies.  This region of Canes Venatici (lying below the handle of the Plough or Big Dipper) is crammed full of galaxies – how many can you see in this image?  A quick scan shows at least 18 other galaxies, a bit harder looking I’m sure will pull out a few more 🙂

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