The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946) and NGC 6939

Posted by azstarman01
on Sunday, July 24, 2011

Here is a picture of NGC 6946, also known as the Fireworks Galaxy and Open Cluster NGC 6939, both on the boarder of the constellations Cepheus and Cygnus. The Fireworks Galaxy is about 10 million light years away and nine supernovae have been detected in this galaxy since 1917.


Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)

Camera: SBIG ST-8300M

Mount: AP900 GTO

Luminance: 12x10 minutes

Red: 6x10 minutes

Green: 6x10 minutes

Blue: 6x10 minutes




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