NGC6952 Spiral Galaxy

NGC6952 Barred Spiral Galaxy in the IFN

NGC6952 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Cepheus, and is surrounded by the dust from the Integrated Flux Nebula. The IFN is dust high above our own galaxy illuminated by the Milky Way itself.  It’s apparent size is 3.8 x 3.3 arc-minutes. The estimated distance from earth is about 60 to 80 million light years. It is approximately 75 thousand light years across. The bright core classifies NGC 6951 as a Seyfert galaxy. This is also known as NGC6951 due to a conflict in discoveries.







NGC6952  15min Luminance Subframes x 28 = 420 min combined image

NGC6952  15min Red Subframes x 8 = 120 min combined image

NGC6952  15min Green Subframes x 8 = 120 min combined image

NGC6952  15min Blue Subframes x 8 = 120 min combined image



Scope              Planewave 17in

Camera           Apogee U16

Mount               Paramount ME

Filters               Astrodon  LRGB     

Exposures       R 1.5Hrs  G 1.5Hrs  B 1.5Hrs   L 7Hrs     LRGB 15min subs

Location           Sierra Nevada Mountains CA.  Heavens Mirror Observatory  SRO       2012



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