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 San Diego , the Fireworks Galaxy is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 00:34 (PDT), when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 54° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 05:09.

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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]
Right ascension:20h34m [1]
Declination:+60°09' [1]
Magnitude:9.70 (V) [3]
9.76 (B) [1]
6.27 (J) [1]
5.91 (H) [1]
5.37 (K) [1]
Hubble type:SABc
B-V Color (mag):0.71
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.


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