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



    
        

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Fireworks Galaxy
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Fireworks Galaxy

Fireworks Galaxy, 



    
        

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Fireworks Galaxy
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Fireworks Galaxy

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 21, 2011
Frames:
Integration:
0
Avg. Moon age:
23.53 days
Avg. Moon phase:
35.49%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2945579

RA center: 20h34m50s.9

DEC center: +60°1019

Pixel scale: 0.809 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 188.850 degrees

Field radius: 0.595 degrees

Resolution: 4348x3023

File size: 12.5 MB

Data source: Traveller

Description

This spiral galaxy is 10 million light-years from Earth between the constellations of Cygnus and Cepheus. At least nine supernovae have been detected in this galaxy which is where it gets its nickname (stars exploding like firecrackers).

Picture Info:

Location –Sharon, Georgia

Date – October 21, 2011

Lens – AstroTech AT6RC at F7.2 (.8x reducer)

Mount – Atlas EQ-G

Guidescope – 70mm Celestron

Camera – Modified Canon T2i

Total Exposure – 1 hour and 40 minutes

Sub Length – 5 minutes

ISO - 1600

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