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English: NGC6946. NGC 6946 (Arp 29) is a face-on SAB(rs)cd galaxy in the constellation Cygnus. This classification refers to the presence of a small core with multiple well-defined arms (cd), with a poorly-developed bar across the middle (AB) and an inner confused ring (rs). Nearly twenty million light years from Earth, it is over seventy thousand light years across.

Date: 1999.

Technical information: Image taken using the Wide Field Camera on the Isaac Newton Telescope
Date 12 June 1999(1999-06-12)
Source http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/science/galaxies.html
Author Credit: Simon Driver (St. Andrews).
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