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NGC6946 - Fireworks Galaxy

January 22, 2016


The Fireworks galaxy in the constellation Cepheus, is a very diffused spiral, with very low surface brightness. Dark skies and good conditions are all required to get good data on this. I love the delicate detail in the arms, the contrast between the different colors and the H2 pink regions captured in this view. 


Imaging telescope: Vixen VC200L astrograph f/9
Imaging camera: QHY9M CCD
Filters: Orion 2'' RGB
Mount: Astro-Physics AP900 GTO
Other: Meade DSI guider, Robofocus
Software: CCD Commander, Maxim DL, Photoshop CC 2014, Pixinsight 1.8, Adobe Lightroom 5, eXcalibrator 4.3


Date: September 11,12,13,14 2015
Exposure: L:240' RGB:3x900'' each, bin1
Total integration: 6.25 hours
Location: Asteria observatory, Hocking Hills, Ohio, US


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