Observation by Tim Haymes: the Firework Galaxy

Uploaded by

Tim Haymes


Tim Haymes


2021 May 30 - 23:35


2021 Jun 02 - 17:42


The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC6946)

  • 30cm F/4
  • QHY174m
  • SharpCap 3.2
  • EQ8

45s x 14 subs


North Oxfordshire

Target name

NGC 6946 in Cygnus


the Firework Galaxy

About this image

A favourite summer galaxy of mine.  Dark and bias frames applied with gain set at 180/480. This is about unity gain with this camera with a well depth of 50,000e.  The telescope is on an EQ8 without autoguiding.  The galaxy is well known for the number of past SNe detected.

Files associated with this observation
Like this image
Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of work by third parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. By submitting images to this online gallery, you grant the BAA permission to reproduce them in any of our publications.