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Fireworks Galaxy - NGC 6946 in Cepheus, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
Fireworks Galaxy - NGC 6946 in Cepheus
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Fireworks Galaxy - NGC 6946 in Cepheus

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Dates:July 6, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 36x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 36x400" bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 18x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 44x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 36x370" bin 1x1

Integration: 24.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.38%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2783674

RA center: 20h 34' 52"

DEC center: +60° 8' 31"

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.603 degrees

Field radius: 0.439 degrees


Resolution: 3328x2649

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown

Description

The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6496) is a spiral galaxy around 10 million light years away in the constellation of Cepheus. It is around 40,000 light years in diameter.

NGC 6946 was photographed between 9 June and 6 July 2019 from an imaging rig in Spain that is privately-owned and remotely-operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Ha: 18 x 1200s
Lum: 44 x 600s
Red: 36 x 370s
Green: 36 x 400s
Blue: 36 x 300s

A total of 24 hours and 02 minutes exposure.

Data capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Image Processing: Steve Milne

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Fireworks Galaxy - NGC 6946 in Cepheus, 



    
        

            Steve Milne