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NGC 6946 - Fireworks Galaxy

NGC 6946, (also known as the Fireworks Galaxy, Arp 29, and Caldwell 12), is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 22 million light-years away, on the border between the constellations Cepheus and Cygnus. 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 1917A, SN 1939C, SN 1948B, SN 1968D, SN 1969P, SN 1980K, SN 2002hh, SN 2004et, and SN 2008S) have been observed in NGC 6946.

Fireworks Galaxy First try at NGC 6946.  Taken on 8/21/2008

Orion ED80
Hap Griffin modified Rebel XT 350D
57 60-second exposures
ISO 1600
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker
Processed with PhotoShop CS
Darks/Flats/Offsets applied

Copyright © 2012 – Antonio Pascarella
Fireworks Galaxy Taken on 8/21/2008
Re-processed on 3/31/2012

Orion ED80
Hap Griffin modified Rebel XT 350D
57 60-second exposures
ISO 1600
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker
Processed with PhotoShop CS
Darks/Flats/Offsets applied

Copyright © 2012 – Antonio Pascarella

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