NGC 6914
 
Date:
 
August 7 - 28, 2016
 
Location:
 
Landers, California USA
 
Telescope:
 
Explore Scientific ED127 Apo
 
Camera:
 
SBIG STF-8300M
 
Mount:
 
Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
 
Acquisition:
 
Maxim DL Pro 6
 
Filters:
 
Astrodon 5nm Ha
Baader RGB
 
Total Integration:
 
15.7 hours
 
Subexposures:
 
Ha: 17 x 1200s (1x1)
R: 20 x 600s (1x1)
G: 20 x 600s (1x1)
B: 20 x 600s (1x1)
 
Calibration:
 
Darks: 30ea
Bias: 30ea
Flats: 30ea
 
NGC 6914 is a reflection nebula embedded within the diffuse emission nebulosity of the Cygnus region.  The region represents an immense collection of young stars, most of which are hidden by surrounding dust.  The blue reflection nebula on the right is known as NGC 6914A (vdB 131), and the one on the left is NGC 6914B (vdB 32). The image also contains many cataloged bright and dark nebulae, and a few relatively rare yellow reflection nebulae.