The Fireworks Galaxy (Galaxy)

Image of Fireworks Galaxy
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 11 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Fireworks Galaxy is visible all night. It will become visible at around 19:21 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 68° above your northern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:34, 68° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:53, when it sinks to 24° above your north-western horizon.

Name Fireworks Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
C 12
NGC 6946
Position
Constellation:Cepheus
Brightness (V):Mag 8.9
Right Ascension:20h34m
Declination:+60°09'
Distance:6.0 Mpc
19.4 Mlyr
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-19.98

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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