NGC 6946 - The Fireworks Galaxy

Submitted by jimwcoleman

NGC 6946 (also tentatively known as the Fireworks Galaxy) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 22 million light-years away,[3] 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!

 

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