Contains: NGC 6946
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Supernova SN2017eaw in NGC6946

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: APM Telescopes 107/700mm

Imaging camera: Atik 460EX mono

Mount: SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescope or lens: APM Telescopes Finder 60mm

Guiding camera: Astrolumina QHY5L-II m

Focal reducer: Hutech SCA Field Flattener

Software: PixInsightMain Sequence Software SequenceGeneratorProPHD2 Guiding

Filter: Baader LRGB

Resolution: 2346x1845

Dates: May 27, 2017

Frames: 50x300"

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.29% job: 1596388

RA center: 308.721 degrees

DEC center: 60.150 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.340 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -81.732 degrees

Field radius: 0.555 degrees

Locations: Sternenwelt Vogelsberg, Stumpertenrod, Hessen, Germany


My first shot of the Fireworks Galaxy, NGC6946, with the Supernova SN2017eaw (marked) that was discovered 13 days earlier, on May 14th. A list of photometric and photographic observation of the supernova can be found here.

Data taken at the Sternenwelt Vogelsberg. My equipment was not running too well, guiding and auto-focussing were bumpy. I will capture the galaxy again at a later time.





Sky plot

Sky plot


Supernova SN2017eaw in NGC6946,