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Observation by Kevin Gurney: Fireworks galaxy

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Kevin Gurney

Observer

Kevin Gurney

Observed

2016 Sep 17 - 22:40

Uploaded

2017 Mar 31 - 09:49

Objects

NGC6946

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Constellation

Cygnus

Field centre

RA: 20h34m
Dec: +60°09'
Position angle: -28°25'

Field size

0°24' × 0°19'

Equipment
  • Celestron 8SE, OAG,
  • Atik 460EX mono, SX guide cam
  • Baader filters
  • AZ-EQ6
  • ASA 0.77 reducer corrector
Exposure

Lum (IDAS) 9 x 600s bin 1x1, R,GB, each 5x300s bin 2x2

Location

West Sheffield

Target name

NGC 6946 (Fireworks galaxy)

Title

Fireworks galaxy

About this image

Taken over two nights last year but only recently processed this. Was doing battle with full moon, but pressed on anyway (beggars can't be choosers in UK...) Some detail in outer arms lost in the sky-glow as a result, but basic features are there..

Processed in Pixinsight and learning more about this very powerful package each time..

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