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NGC 6942 and Open Cluster NGC6939

About this object

Located on the border of the constellations Cygnus and Cepheus, the spiral galaxy NGC 6946 shines through a dense star field and background dust of the Milky Way slightly dimming its light. This galaxy is also known as the Fireworks Galaxy as 8 supernova have been observed within it over the past 100yrs. Off to the upper left of the image is the Open Cluster NGC 6939 in the constellation Cepheus which lies within the Milky Way.

This image was taken at the Texas Star Party, Ft Davis Texas using a Stellarvue SVS
130 f5 refractor, QSI 583 camera on a Paramount MyT. The image is comprised of 6 1/2 hrs of exposure time.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVS 130 f5 refractor
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon
  • Exposure: LRGB: 120:100:80:80
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X, CCD Auto Pilot 5
  • Guiding: Unguided using ProTrack
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8,
  • Location: Texas Star Party, Ft Davis TX
  • Date: 1-6 May 2016
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