Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6946

Image of the day 08/07/2014

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    Fireworks Galaxy, 



    
        

            Samuel
    Fireworks Galaxy
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    Fireworks Galaxy

    Image of the day 08/07/2014

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      Fireworks Galaxy, 



    
        

            Samuel
      Fireworks Galaxy
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      Fireworks Galaxy

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC12

      Imaging cameras: Atik 4000

      Guiding cameras: Lodestar

      Focal reducers: AP CCDT67

      Software: PixInsight

      Filters: Baader Planetarium B 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium G 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium R 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm  ·  Baader Planetarium L 36mm


      Dates:July 24, 2014July 26, 2014July 27, 2014July 28, 2014July 29, 2014

      Frames:
      Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 22x450" (2h 45') bin 2x2
      Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 22x450" (2h 45') bin 2x2
      Baader Planetarium H-Alpha 7nm: 17x1800" (8h 30') bin 1x1
      Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 47x900" (11h 45') bin 1x1
      Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 22x450" (2h 45') bin 2x2

      Integration: 28h 30'

      Avg. Moon age: 12.12 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 2.77%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 331138

      RA center: 20h 34' 52"

      DEC center: +60° 9' 7"

      Pixel scale: 0.956 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -3.176 degrees

      Field radius: 0.338 degrees


      Resolution: 1800x1800

      Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain

      Data source: Own remote observatory

      Remote source: AstroCamp

      Description

      NGC 6946, (also known as the Fireworks Galaxy, Arp 29, and Caldwell 12), is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 22.5 million light-years away,[2] in the constellations Cepheus and Cygnus. It was discovered by William Herschel on September 9, 1798. NGC 6946 is highly obscured by interstellar matter of the Milky Way galaxy, as it is quite close to the galactic plane.

      Collaboration between me, Salvatore Iovene and Jaime Alemany.

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      Fireworks Galaxy, 



    
        

            Samuel