Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6946
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NGC 6946, The Fireworks Galaxy, 


            Kathy Walker
NGC 6946, The Fireworks Galaxy
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NGC 6946, The Fireworks Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 200mm f/4 Newtonian astrograph

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ mono

Mounts: HEQ5 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: KW Telescopes KWIQ Guider

Guiding cameras: QHY5

Software: AstroTotilla  ·  Stark-Labs Nebulosity3.1  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  PHD2

Filters: Astrodon 5nm Halpha  ·  Astrodon LRGB

Accessory: TeleVue Paracorr Type 2

Dates:July 25, 2014

Astrodon 5nm Halpha: 4x900" (1h) -20C
Astrodon LRGB: 24x300" (2h) -20C

Integration: 3h

Avg. Moon age: 28.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.91%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 327038

RA center: 20h34m34s.3

DEC center: +60°0657

Pixel scale: 1.203 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -170.953 degrees

Field radius: 0.690 degrees

Resolution: 620x470

Locations: Baie Ste. Marie Observatory, St. Bernard, Nova Scotia, Canada


NGC 6946, the Fireworks Galaxy, 25-July-2014


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NGC 6946, The Fireworks Galaxy, 


            Kathy Walker