Fireworks Galaxy NGC6946

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The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946) is a face-on intermediate spiral galaxy with a small bright nucleus, whose location in the sky straddles the boundary between the northern constellations of Cepheus and Cygnus.

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The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946) is a face-on intermediate spiral galaxy with a small bright nucleus, whose location in the sky straddles the boundary between the northern constellations of Cepheus and Cygnus. Its distance from Earth is about 22.5 million light-years, similar to the distance of M101 Pinwheel Galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major.