Arp 29 (NGC 6946)

  This is a galaxy of extraordinary beauty, one of my favorites.  The One Heavy Arm appears to start west (right) of the core, swing over the north, and end on the east side.  The heaviness is more obvious in the negative image. The arm hanging down to the south of the core seems almost as heavy to me.  The tiny barred spiral in the SW corner of the field is Mitchell Anonymous 2032+6000.

Click on the color image to see a full size version and click on the negative image below to see a full size negative.  The tiny background galaxies can be seen better in the negative image but you will have to search because of the star density.

The previous image taken with a borrowed MX916 camera has been moved to the Extras page.

Atlas Image

             

  10-inch Newtonian, SBIG ST2000XM, 112:24:20:20 minutes, 21' x 28.3'
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