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Fireworks Galaxy Facts

Fireworks Galaxy Facts HII Galaxy in Cygnus

Fireworks Galaxy is a hii galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 22 Million LY light years away in the constellation of Cygnus.

It is also referred to as NGC(6946) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The HII Galaxy's location is 20 34 52.332 (R.A.) and +60 09 13.24 (Dec.).

It gets its name, Fireworks Galaxy because of the number of Supernova explosions that have been reported in the galaxy.

Fact File

NameFireworks Galaxy
TypeSpiral Galaxy
NGC Id6946
Right Ascension20 34 52.332
Declination+60 09 13.24
Distance (Lt.Yr)22 Million LY
Apparent Dimension11.5 x 9.6
Morphological TypeSAB(rs)cd D
Radial Velocity48

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