"The Fireworks Galaxy" In Cepheus
NGC 6946 & Open cluster NGC 6939

NGC 6946 and NGC 6939

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Telescope: Astro-Physics 130 Grand Turismo @ F6.3 (819mm) w/Field Flattener
Wikipedia Notes: NGC 6946, (also known as the Fireworks Galaxy and Arp 29), is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 22 million light-years away,[2] on the border between the constellations Cepheus andCygnus. It was discovered by William Herschel on September 9, 1798. NGC 6946 is highly obscured by interstellar matter of the Milky Way galaxy, as it is quite close to the galactic plane. Nine supernovae (SN 1917ASN 1939CSN 1948BSN 1968DSN 1969PSN 1980KSN 2002hhSN 2004et, and SN 2008S) have been observed in NGC 6946.[3]
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
Camera: SBIG STL11000M & Astrodon Filters
Exposure: LRGB = 160:130:40:40 Minutes
Location: ARGO, Oregon USA
Date: October 2010