||Spiral face-on Seyfert Type II
||Ra 20h 37m 31s Dec +66° 10’09” (current)
|Size & Distance:
||3.9 x 3.2 Apx 75 Million light years
|Date & Location:
||06-09-2018 Palomar Mountain, CA
||LRGB 120,30,30,30 L=12x10, RGB 3x10, (bin 1x1)
||Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL @ f/7.36 / FLI-Atlas focuser / using an Astro-Physics 160FF, F/L 1325mm.
||Astro-Physics 1200 GTOCP4 / ATS 10x36 pier.
||FLI-MLx694 @-25c / FLI CFW2-7 / Guided by SBIG ST-I / w OAG.
||Astrodon G2 LRGB
||MaxImDL 6.10, Photoshop CS5, CCDStack, Topaz Labs.
||Sky conditions: Good seeing, wind 2-5, Temp low 60°
Image Field of view is 29.3 x 24.3 arcmin.
NGC 6951 ak 6952 is a beam spiral face-on Seyfert Type II. A beam spiral is a galaxy that like spiral galaxies, has spiral arms, but they do not seem to come from the center, but from a "beam" that passes through the center. It’s viewed through the Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN). The residual light of our galaxy illuminates this faint nebula.