Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  Fireworks Galaxy  ·  NGC 6946
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NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy

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NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron 11" EdgeHD C11HD
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD QHY168C
Mounts
Astro-Physics 1100 GTO
Accessories
QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M · Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor · Celestron Edge f7 Focal Reducer Edge .7 Reducer
Software
Adobe Photoshop · PixInsight · Sequence Generator Pro · Adobe Lightroom LR
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron 11" EdgeHD C11HD
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY 174m Cooled

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 22, 2020
Frames:
80x180" (4h)
Integration:
4h
Avg. Moon age:
1.90 days
Avg. Moon phase:
4.04%

RA center: 20h34m47s.20

DEC center: +60°0848.6

Pixel scale: 1.089 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.097 degrees

Field radius: 0.363 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2000x1328

Locations: Marathon Motel, Marathon Motel, TX, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

Captured at the Marathon Sky Park on Pad # 2

From my recent trip to Marathon to maintain and service my remote telescope in MaRIO. This image was taken on my "portable" rig from the Sky Park. The wind was problematic for the Edge 11 the first couple of nights, but finally settled enough to allow for this elusive galaxy (for me, anyway) as past attempts had resulted in failure because of weather and seeing.

Given the number of issues we faced in the week, I'm happy enough with it.

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NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison