Telscope & Camera:
Exposure time total:
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
NGC 6946 in Cepheus
Spiral Galaxy, SAB(rs)cd
17’ measured in the picture
9 mag (V)
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.