• Acquisition Date/s: June, July, August 2023
  • Location: Private Observatory in Castilléjar, Spain
  • OTA: Omegon Ritchey-Chretien Pro RC 304/2432 12-inch Carbon Fiber Truss
  • Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro
  • Imaging: ASI2600MC Pro (SONY IMX571 CMOS); Temp: -12°C; Binning: 1
  • Guiding: ASI290MM Mini (Sony IMX290)
  • Guide Scope: Orion ShortTube 80mm, 400mm focal length, f/5 Refractor
  • Filters: None
  • Acquisition Software: Voyager
  • Stacking & Calibration: PixInsight 1.8.8-12 Ripley — 1261 subframes x 150 sec, 52hrs total integration time
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.8-12 Ripley; BlurXterminator for PixInsight, NoiseXterminator for PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop 2022
  • Designations: NGC 6946, Caldwell 12, UGC 11597
  • Object Type: Medium-sized Spiral Galaxy
  • Coordinates: R.A. 20h 35m 23s; Dec. 60° 13′ 57″
  • Constellation: Cepheus
  • Distance: 22 million light-years
  • Mag(v): 8.8
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