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“Alkor” Lacerta N25010c Newtonian, f/D = 4 SX Trius 694, Baader LRGB filter
10micron GM2000 HPS II, unguided
L 46x10min / RGB 25x10min per filter
20 h 10 min
data acquired remotely using CCD Commander
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NGC 6946 in Cepheus
Spiral Galaxy, SAB(rs)cd
17’ measured in the picture
9 mag (V)
Cep
2019-08-06+21+22+23+25+26+30
12 Mio ly
The large blue structure in the western part of the galaxy is known as the Hodges Complex (Paul Hodge 1967). The object was long thought to be a young supergiant cluster. Meanwhile, however, it is assumed that it is a dwarf galaxy at NGC 6946.