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NGC 6946 & NGC 6939

NGC 6946 & NGC 6939

NGC 6946, (also known as the Fireworks Galaxy, Arp 29, and Caldwell 12), is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 22.5 million light-years away, in the constellations Cepheus and Cygnus.

By contrast, open cluster NGC 6939, seen about 40 arc minutes northwest of NGC 6946, is located inside of our own galaxy at a distance of approximately 5,800 light years.

Some IFN can be seen near NGC 6939.

Imaged with Boren-Simon 10" F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
SBIG ST8300M camera with FW5 filterwheel and BAADER LRGB filters.

Lum = 60 minutes
RGB = 8 minutes each (BIN 2)

Total of 84 minutes.

Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL

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