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NGC6946 Fireworks Galaxy, 





    
        

            brad_burgess
NGC6946 Fireworks Galaxy

NGC6946 Fireworks Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 4388x2972

Dates:July 9, 2019

Frames: 92x52"

Integration: 1.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.57%

Astrometry.net job: 2804801

RA center: 308.711 degrees

DEC center: 60.152 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.928 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 152.487 degrees

Field radius: 0.683 degrees

Locations: Home, Houston, TX, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Happy (belated) 4th of July! We recently celebrated independence day here in the USA and I wanted to capture a tribute to our awesome country. I figured that this galaxy would be a perfect starting point (I also captured another DSO for this series and I'll let you guess which one). The Fireworks galaxy (so named because of the very bright and prominent Ha and OIII regions it boasts throughout its structure) is 25.2 million light years from Earth and is approximately 40,000 light years across. It is categorized as an active starburst galaxy thanks to the aforementioned prolific star formation. Enjoy and again happy 4th!

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NGC6946 Fireworks Galaxy, 





    
        

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