NGC 6951 surrounded by IFN

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, June 08, 2019
NGC 6951 (NGC 6952, UGC 11604 and others) is a seyfert 2 galaxy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seyfert_galaxy#Type_II_Seyfert_galaxies) located approximately 61 million light-years away in Cepheus. The galaxy and surrounding field is heavily obscured by IFN dust. The thickest clouds are cataloged in the Planck Galactic Cold Clump (PGCC) catalog - https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/pdf/2016/10/aa25819-15.pdf.

Luminance – 32x600s – 320 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 12x300s – 60 minutes each – binned 2x2

500 minutes total exposure – 8 hours 20 minutes

Imaged June 3rd, 4th and 6th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48026966091/sizes/l
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