NGC 6946 and NGC 6939

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Robin Scagell
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NGC 6946 and NGC 6939

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One advantage of a smaller telescope is its wider field of view (51 x 38 minutes). This enabled me to photograph both the galaxy NGC 6946 and the nearby young open cluster NGC 6939. Of course, the cluster is in our own galaxy about 3800 light years away, while the galaxy is about 22 million light years away.

Details: 2017 May 26, 80 mm ED refractor, Atik 314L+ camera, 28 x 30 sec L, 12 x 30 sec bin2 R, 13 x 30 sec bin2 G, 14 x 30 sec bin2 G. Total exposure time 33½ min. Robin Scagell, Flackwell Heath, Bucks, UK
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Re: NGC 6946 and NGC 6939

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A lovely image. Open star clusters and spiral galaxies are my favourite sky objects.
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Re: NGC 6946 and NGC 6939

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Yes , a lovely image. A "sit and stare" image :D

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Re: NGC 6946 and NGC 6939

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Hi Robin,
I totally agree with the 2 Brians' comments.
A lovely image, beautifully framed and also showing some interesting science.
Thanks for sharing,
All the best,
David.
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Robin Scagell
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Re: NGC 6946 and NGC 6939

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Thanks, David. High praise indeed from a master!

Robin
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