NGC 6946 (The Fireworks Galaxy) and NGC 6939 | Bernard Miller

Photographer
Bernard Miller
Email
bgmiller011@cox.net
Location of photo
Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo
May 28 - June 1, 2011
Equipment
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 12x10 minutes Red: 6x10 minutes Green: 6x10 minutes Blue: 6x10 minutes
Description
Here is a picture of NGC 6946, also known as the Fireworks Galaxy and Open Cluster NGC 6939, both on the boarder of the constellations Cepheus and Cygnus. The Fireworks Galaxy is about 10 million light years away and nine supernovae have been detected in this galaxy since 1917.
Website
http://www.azstarman.net/NGC6946.htm