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Observation by Peter Mulligan: NGC 6946 The Fireworks Galaxy

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Peter Mulligan

Observer

Peter Mulligan

Observed

2021 Nov 22 - 19:02

Uploaded

2021 Nov 23 - 14:49

Objects

The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC6946)

Equipment
  • Skywatcher 200p on EQ5, Canon 600D
Exposure

80-40sec, 1600 ISO

Location

Sheffield

Target name

NGC 6946

Title

NGC 6946 The Fireworks Galaxy

About this image

A clear evening for a change, two hours of clear skies before the clouds started rolling in again. NGC 6946 in Cepheus is about a third the size of our Galaxy and lies close to the galactic plane, and so suffers absorption of its light from interstellar gas and dust. Distance over 25 million light years 

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