Sunday, July 03, 2016

captured NGC 6946 (Halifax)

The BGO robot imaged NGC 6946 for me. A beautiful face-on galaxy in Cygnus. A member of the RASC Finest NGCs catalogue. Stunning! Casually known as the Fireworks Galaxy. Apropos.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 6946 luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; left is east.


Performed LRGB processing on 13 Jul.


A supernova went off in the early summer of 2017.


Wikipedia link: NGC 6946.

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