Sun, 07/30/2017 - 07:57 NGC 6946 (also tentatively known as the Fireworks Galaxy) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 22 million light-years away, in the constellations of Cepheus and Cygnus. It was discovered by William Herschel on 9 September 1798. NGC 6946 is highly obscured by interstellar matter of the Milky Way galaxy, as it is quite close to the galactic plane. It's apparent magnitude is -9.6 making it a faint object, but not out of reach of mid- to large-aperture scopes. Stack details: 8" Meade LX200 with Canon 60D at prime focus on a Milburn wedge. 22x120 sec. subs at ISO 1600. Stacked with Maxim DSLR. Enjoy this beauty! Tags Galaxy Add new comment Your name Subject Comment About text formats Plain text No HTML tags allowed. Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically. Lines and paragraphs break automatically.