NGC6946 – Fireworks Galaxy 2014-09-26 v2

The Fireworks Galaxy is technically in the constellation Cygnus, but it is quite a bit to the north. Until the trees were removed last year that obsecured the northern sky, circum polar objects were out of view.

NGC 6946 (Arp 29, Caldwell 12) – The Fireworks Galaxy.
Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.8 arcmin
Magnitude: 9.6
Distance: 22.5Mly (+/- 8Mly)

NGC 6946 - Fireworks Galaxy - 2014-09-26 v2

NGC 6946 – Fireworks Galaxy – 2014-09-26 v2

The data for the image was collected over three nights from Oct 24 to the 26th. Amazingly there were 3 clear night in a row all with good seeing. The total integration time is 15hrs which is a bit of a record for me.