Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6946
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NGC6946

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 152 mm Comet Hunter Newt-Mak

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY183C

Mounts: iOptron IEQ45

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 50 mm Finder

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY-5LIIM

Software: PixInsight  ·  Deep Sky Stacker  ·  APT  ·  Open PHD Phd2

Filters: Baader Planetarium IR UV Cut for front of camera nosepiece

Accessory: Nylon fish line for diffraction spikes


Dates:Nov. 11, 2017

Frames: 10x240" (40')

Integration: 40'

Avg. Moon age: 22.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 43.12%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3277525

RA center: 20h 34' 24"

DEC center: +60° 11' 27"

Pixel scale: 0.672 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.969 degrees

Field radius: 0.368 degrees


Resolution: 3172x2348

Locations: Picketpost Trailhead, Near Superior, AZ, Arizona, United States

Description

What is especially interesting about this galaxy is the prominence of red star-forming regions. There would be a whole lot more nebulae to photograph if we lived here!

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Description: I decided to try a deconvolution of this image based on the instructions in Keller's book "Inside Picinsight." The time the decon was done on the linear (pre-stretched" version of the file.

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