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Contains:  NGC 6914
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NGC 6914 in Cygnus, 


            Barry Wilson
NGC 6914 in Cygnus

NGC 6914 in Cygnus

Technical card

Resolution: 2811x2088

Dates:July 6, 2019

Astrodon 5nm Ha: 19x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Blue filter: 26x720" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Green filter: 26x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Red filter: 24x760" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance E-Series: 35x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 26.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.38% job: 2806042

RA center: 306.159 degrees

DEC center: 42.739 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.092 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.557 degrees

Field radius: 1.018 degrees

Locations: Entre Encinas y Estrellas E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


From APOD: "A dramatic study in contrasts, this colorful skyscape features stars, dust, and glowing gas in NGC 6914. The complex of nebulae lies some 6,000 light-years away, toward the high-flying northern constellation Cygnus and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. With foreground dust clouds in silhouette, both reddish hydrogen emission nebulae and dusty blue reflection nebulae fill the 1/2 degree wide field. The view spans nearly 50 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 6914. Ultraviolet radiation from the massive, hot, young stars of the extensive Cygnus OB2 association ionize the region's atomic hydrogen gas, producing the characteristic red glow as protons and electrons recombine. Embedded Cygnus OB2 stars also provide the blue starlight strongly reflected by the dusty clouds. Constructed as a two-panel mosaic, the image was processed to bring out both bright and dim colors and detailed structures."

For this image, Steve and I experimented with weighted integration time for our RGB. The benefit from this approach over using the same integration time for each channel was certainly not clear from this one experiment and we will try again on a future target.

Data acquisition: Barry Wilson & Steve Milne
Processing: Barry Wilson



Barry Wilson

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 6914 in Cygnus, 


            Barry Wilson

In these public groups

Entre Encinas y Estrellas (e-EyE)