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 in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible at around 18:20 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 36° above your north-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 19:59 when it dips 24° above your north-western horizon. At 05:29, it will return to an altitude of 24° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 29° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:15.

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
EST

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