NGC 6946

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Cep 20h34.8 60°09' 11'x10' 9 22Mly

NGC 6946, (also known as the Fireworks Galaxy, Arp 29, and Caldwell 12), is an intermediate beautiful spiral galaxy about 22 million light-years away, in the constellation Cepheus.

NGC 6946

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Sep 7, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 2:1
L 4x600
R,G,B 600
Virtual pixel, Max Entropy, DDP Full size image sampling: .7"/pixel