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NGC 6946 - 27.10.2021 at 01.01 - 28.10.2021 at 00.00 Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja Observation number 101962

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Ari Jokinen, Etelä-Suomen kosmol. seura

NGC 6946 described from a Spanish E-EyE remote observator. The fall of the picture has practically gone this autumn. Not all channels have been taken from the moonless sky. There have been several supernovae in the galaxy and that's what the nickname Fireworks Galaxy seems to be.

The exposures went as follows:
L: 24x240s, R: 25x480, G: 16x480 and B: 15x480. All bin1.

The camera is an older generation SBIG-STL11000M and the shooting tube is OfficisinaStellare RiDK 300 f / 8.

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 6946
  • Galaxies
    • Spiral galaxy info

      Spiral galaxy is a stellar system where there are outwards arched spiral arms from roundish (spiral galaxies) or bar-shaped (barred spiral galaxies) central condensation.

      The apparent shape of spiral galaxied depends on out observation direction. From above they are quite round. From the side they lens-shaped with a bulge in the middle.

      Generally a rather large instrument, good weather conditions and observational expereince are needed to see spiral arms. Usually spiral galaxies look like a fuzzy spots.

      Spiral galaxy M33 in Triangulum. Image Tero Turunen.


      Andromeda Galaxy M31. There are also galaxies M110 (upper right corner) and M32 (lower left corner) in this image. Image Pekka Peura.

      M101 aka Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      Spiral galaxy IC 342 aka Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis. Image Timo Inkinen.

      A sketch of spiral galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus. Image Juha Ojanperä.

Comments: 2 pcs
Tapio Lahtinen - 28.10.2021 at 20.00 Report this

Hienoa nähdä kuvia muiltakin E-Eye-käyttäjiltä.
Hyvä galaksikuva.

Ari Jokinen - 28.10.2021 at 21.42 Report this

Kiitos kommenteista Tapio.

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