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



    
        

            Ryan Wierckx
NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy
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NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy

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NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy, 



    
        

            Ryan Wierckx
NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy
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NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 7, 2022 ·  Aug. 20, 2022
Frames:
Astronomik Deep-Sky Blue 36mm: 26×60(26′) (gain: 1750.00) f/5.3 -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Deep-Sky Green 36mm: 24×60(24′) (gain: 1750.00) f/5.3 -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik Deep-Sky Red 36mm: 23×60(23′) (gain: 1750.00) f/5.3 -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik H-alpha CCD 12nm 36 mm: 29×120(58′) (gain: 1750.00) f/5.3 -10°C bin 1×1
Astronomik L-1 Luminance UV/IR Block 36 mm: 38×60(38′) (gain: 1750.00) f/5.3 -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
2h 49′
Darks:
50
Flats:
29
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
16.45 days
Avg. Moon phase:
54.93%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.83
Temperature:
15.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 6223485

RA center: 20h34m48s.0

DEC center: +60°0838

Pixel scale: 0.957 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 28.012 degrees

Field radius: 0.642 degrees

Resolution: 4002x2708

File size: 2.0 MB

Locations: Southern Manitoba, Vivian, MB, Canada

Data source: Traveller

Description

As the currently only surviving member in my telescope family of a reflecting nature, I took the MN190 out to image a few smaller galaxies - just to see what it could do. At 1000mmm some of the smaller targets are definitely lacking detail and at only 190mm aperture, the dim ones are lacking some signal. Bright and large targets like the fireworks galaxy however are nicely framed and represented by this scope - at least so far. Enjoy this short integration of NGC 6946.

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NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy, 



    
        

            Ryan Wierckx