||NGC 6946 is both a spectacular and dim galaxy in Cepheus. At a distance
of 10 million light years, this galaxy is one of about a dozen nearby
neighbors to the Milky Way. Like M83, this galaxy
has had an enormous number of supernovae explosions in the past 60 years.
If we could watch this galaxy with years passing as seconds- every moment
or two we would see a star blow up!
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Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10
SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel
|L R G B color production was used to create this f/8.4 image.||L R G B color production was used to create the f/10 image. The values below are for each of two frames.||
Minimum credit line: Wendee Levy/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF (top image)
Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF (bottom image)
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