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September 14, 2011
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Canon
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Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Shutter Speed
12000/1 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
530 mm
ISO Speed
800
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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NGC6946 Firework and NGC6939 by ZeSly NGC6946 Firework and NGC6939 by ZeSly
NGC6946, also known as Fireworks Galaxy, is a beautiful spiral galaxy in the constellation Cepheus, near the border with Cygnus. I found it easy to find with NGC6939, the star cluster.

This part of the sky is dominated by the Milky Way and it is usually impossible to see other galaxies through the Milky Way because the are hidden by interstellar dust. We can see this dust in a large part of the image, roughly the half bottom-right part.



40 exposures of 5 minutes.
Camera : Canon EOS 1000D unfiltered
Telescope : Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor.
Mount : Takahashi EM-200 USD3.
Guiding : Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a William Optic Zenithstar 66SD refractor.
Outside temperature : 4C
Sensor temperature : 8C
Software : auto-guiding and acquisition with MaximDL, processing with Iris.
Location : Col de Restefond, France
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Wow well done amigo
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot !! :-)
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolute amazing photograph you show. Cool equipment you use and it gives an amazing result. Wonderful details and perfect tracking!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much !! :dance:
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:iconjoergjohannmueller:
JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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:icondenchetto:
DenChetto Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ! :-)
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:iconkuerbis17:
Kuerbis17 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a telescope do you have??? This is such an amazing shot...*__*
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:iconzesly:
ZeSly Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot ! :-)
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:iconkuerbis17:
Kuerbis17 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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