NGC 6946 - Fireworks Galaxy

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ionia23
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NGC 6946 - Fireworks Galaxy

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Object: NGC 6946
Common Name: Fireworks Galaxy
Object Type: Intermediate spiral galaxy
Object Location: Cephus constellation
Magnitude: 9.6
Distance: 25,200,000 light years
Imaging Date: 05-25-2022
Imaging Location: Tucson, AZ
Telescope: Orion SkyView Pro 8" (203mm) reflector
Mount: Orion Atlas equatorial
Guiding Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider ST-4, direct to mount
Guiding software: PHD2
Imaging Camera: Orion Starshoot G4 Color
Filters: Lumicon UHC

Image information:

34 x 60s exposures (34 minutes integration time.

Image capture in Orion Camera Studio
Debayering in Orion Camera Studio
Stacking in Fitswork4
Image processing in Startools
Final touch-up in Photoshop
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