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 the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 00:39 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 24° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 57° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:18.

Name Fireworks Galaxy
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
C 12
NGC 6946
Position
Constellation:Cygnus
Brightness (V mag):8.90
Hubble type:SABc
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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