The unstoppable

Fireworks Galaxy

Main Objects: NGC 6946, NGC 6939, SN 2017eaw

The star death of 22 million years ago

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Name:

Fireworks Galaxy, NGC 6946, C12, SN 2017eaw

Constellation:

Cepheus, Cygnus

Coordinates:

R.A. 20 h 34 m 52 s Dec. +60° 09′ 13″

Type:

Barred spiral galaxy - SBc

Distance:

22.5 ± 7.8 million light-years

Brightness:

9.6m

Apparent size:

11' 30" x 09' 48"

Size:

40,000 light-years

Observable: 

Spring, summer, autumn

Date:

15/08/2017; 23/08/2017; 25/08/2017

Total exposure time:

6 hours

Location:

Tápióbicske, Pest, Hungary

Camera:

Nikon D3300 (unmodified)

Telescope:

Sky-Watcher 150/750 mm Newtonian reflector

Mount:

Sky-Watcher NEQ-5 Pro GoTo

Guiding:

ZWO ASI 120 MC camera - PHD2

Corrector:

Sky-Watcher f/5 coma corrector

Focal ratio, length:

f/4.5, 682 mm

ISO:

800

Light:

36 x 600 s

Dark:

9

Flat:

13

Bias:

13

Processing:

PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Location

Annotation