new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
NGC 6946 - a galaxy in the milky way/NGC 6939 | by ramviswanathan
Back to photostream

NGC 6946 - a galaxy in the milky way/NGC 6939

Here is a beautiful pairing of a galaxy and an open cluster, right along the plane of the milky way

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,[2] in 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.


Location: Pixieland in Goldendale, WA

Mount: AP600E

QSI 683wsg + Starlight Xpress superstar

AP 130 EDF Starfire+ 67PF562 field flattener


Sequence Generator Pro for capture

Processed entirely in Pixinsight


3 hours of Luminance + 2 hours of RGB

34 faves
Uploaded on October 2, 2013