Deep Sky Object in Autumn
NGC6946 (Galaxy in Cepheus)

Date & Time: Nov 22 2014, from 21:36 to 22:19 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)

NGC6946 / Galaxy, type SAB(rs)cd I-II
R.A.20h 34m 48.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+60° 09' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size9.0'
Radial Velocity+277km/s
Distance17.9 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC11597, MCG10-29-6
CGCG304-6, PGC65001
This picture shows you a close-up image of NGC6946. The galaxy is lying within the Milky Way, there are uncoutable faint stars in outskirts. NGC6946 has a well-proportioned spiral figures with its arms opened.

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