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Observation by Peter Mulligan: NGC 6946 The Fireworks Galaxy

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Peter Mulligan


Peter Mulligan


2021 Nov 22 - 19:02


2021 Nov 23 - 14:49


The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC6946)

  • Skywatcher 200p on EQ5, Canon 600D

80-40sec, 1600 ISO



Target name

NGC 6946


NGC 6946 The Fireworks Galaxy

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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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