NGC 6946

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Object Type: Spiral Galaxy (Sc)
Constellation: Cepheus
Magnitude: 8.9
Size: 11' x 10'

Equipment: 14" Meade LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/9.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 40 x 10 minutes, binned 2x2: R 27 x 10 minutes: G 24 x 10 minutes: B 24 x 10 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: August 9-11, 2013
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes:
Individual exposures were dithered using CCDAutoPilot5 and then calibrated, registered, and combined using CCDStack2. A High-Pass Filter of 2 pixels was applied to the bright portion of the luminance image, and Smart Sharpen was also applied. The RGB image was duplicated and blended with the original using Soft Light to enhance color.

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