Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 6914  ·  NGC6914  ·  VdB131  ·  VdB132
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The colorful region of NGC 6914, 


            Thomas Richter
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The colorful region of NGC 6914

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO 8" f/5 Newton

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher NEQ6 Pro Goto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Viewfinder 8x50

Guiding cameras: Astrolumina Alccd5L-IIc

Focal reducers: TS Coma corrector 2"

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  DSS, Fitswork, Gimp

Dates:July 21, 2015

10x300" ISO800
8x420" ISO800
5x600" ISO800

Integration: 2.6 hours

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 5.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.78%

Temperature: 22.00

Astrometry.net job: 3115028

RA center: 20h 24' 59"

DEC center: +42° 25' 18"

Pixel scale: 1.176 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -57.042 degrees

Field radius: 0.829 degrees

Resolution: 4236x2784

Locations: Weißenbrunn/Altdorf, Altdorf, Bayern, Germany


I saw a lot of beautiful images of NGC6914 on Astrobin.
So I decided to try my luck on this colorful region.
And that is my result :-)
I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you for watching !


Object description:

NGC 6914 is a complex of emission and reflection clouds nearby to the IC 1318 region. The reflection clouds are catalogued separately as NGC 6914A (vdB131) and NGC 6914B (vdB 32), south and north respectively. The illuminating stars of the nebula belong to the Cygnus OB2 association. This massive grouping of young stars is arguably the most massive and extensive stellar association in the Milky Way. It contains about 2600 OB type spread across 200 light years of space. Its total gaseous mass is estimated to be several hundred thousand solar masses. The stars are mostly obscured by the extensive dust clouds of the Milky Way in that area known as the great rift.



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The colorful region of NGC 6914, 


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