||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!
|L R G B color production was used to create this f/8.4 image.||
Minimum credit line: Fred Calvert/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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