Location of Photo:
Outskirts of Dallas
Date/Time of photo:
May 27, 28, 29, 30 2020
Stellarvue SV80 Access, Nikon D5300 (modded), Skywatcher EQ6R Pro, ZWO ASI290MM, Stellarvue SFFR-80A
This galaxy-cluster duo lies far away in the royal constellation of Cepheus. Though they may seem neighbors, the face-on Fireworks Galaxy (NGC6946) is nearly 6,000 times farther from Earth than the open cluster. At over 10 billions years old, the Fireworks Galaxy is long past its years of star formation, and is especially known for its frequent supernovae. Bathed in the faint dust of Cepheus, this deep exposure captures the rich colors of the region.