…encounters

Personal encounters of interesting celestial objects (not alien encounters… sorry)

  • October 11 2013: NGC6939 and C15 in Cepheus.

Located North of Cygnus and between Cassiopeia and Hydra, the Constellation Cepheus contains a large open star cluster NGC6939. In the vicinity can be seen the spiral galaxy C15 (NGC6946) at magnitude 8.9. I was taking test shots this night to get familiar with a new Cannon Rebel T3 and APT software. I was imaging from my back yard: a lot of trees are obscuring the view so I was randomly slewing to targets around this area to see my best unobstructed view when I came across this. I obtained a few short exposures and will be back again in this location soon to get better images. The images will be posted at my archive site http://tek1systems.com:8083/piwigo/ . The second image below is a rough short exposure of NGC6939 (Magnitude 7.9). The spiral galaxy NGC6946 at magnitude 8.9 is in the same field of view, although very faint in this image.

ngc6939

ngc6939 and C12

NGC6939

NGC6939

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