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M106 is a large and photogenic galaxy located in the sky near the bowl of the Big Dipper. This LRGB image consists of 4 hours of L and 1 hour each for R,G,B captured using an Explore Scientific ED102 refractor. The second largest galaxy in the image is NGC 4217; just to its upper right is NGC 4226. The third largest galaxy in the picture is NGC 4248; to its left are the pair of small galaxies NGC 4231 and NGC 4232. The galaxy directly above M106 is UGC 7356.