The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC6946)

Image of the Fireworks Galaxy
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 11 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Fireworks Galaxy is visible in both the dusk and dawn skies. In the evening, it will become visible around 18:23 (EST), 35° above your north-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, becoming tricky to observe after 20:30 when it dips 21° above your north-western horizon. At 04:58, it will return to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon, and reach an altitude of 29° before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:16.

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Name The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC6946)
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Fireworks Galaxy
C 12[3]
NGC 6946[1]
Arp 29[2]
Magnitude:9.70 (V) [3]
10.50 (B) [1]
6.27 (J) [1]
5.91 (H) [1]
5.37 (K) [1]
Hubble type:SABc
Right ascension:20h34m [1]
Declination:+60°09' [1]
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.






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