Galaxy NGC6946 and Open Cluster NGC6939
Galaxy NGC6946 and Open Cluster NGC6939
  • Description: Galaxy NGC6946 and Open Cluster NGC6939 on the Cepheus/Cygnus border. 6939 (in Cepheus) is a cluster of about 80 stars, covering 7 arc minutes of sky and shining at magnitude 7.8. NGC6946 (in Cygnus) is a nice face-on spiral galaxy, 12 x 10 arc minutes in size and glowing at magnitude 9.6.
  • Camera: SBIG ST-8XE at -20C
  • Filter: SBIG RGB
  • Scope: Takahashi FSQ-106N
  • Exposure: 3x10min R, 3x10min G, 3x12min B
  • Location: S.W. of High River, Ab.
  • Date: September 24, 2005
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