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Contains:  NGC 6914
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NGC 6914 Reflection Nebula, 


            Jerry Macon
NGC 6914 Reflection Nebula
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NGC 6914 Reflection Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Sept. 26, 2019Oct. 16, 2019

Astrodon Gen 2 L 36mm: 117x120" (gain: 99.00) -12C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen 2 RGB 36mm: 111x120" (gain: 99.00) -16C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.60%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 10.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3286508

RA center: 20h 24' 42"

DEC center: +42° 28' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.701 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.452 degrees

Field radius: 0.568 degrees

Resolution: 4656x3520

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Images from the following two scopes (piggybacked) contributed to this image:
AG12+ASI1600MM at .70 asec/pix (RGB-t120x111)
TV127is+ASI183MM at .75 asec/pix. (L-t120x117)
They were all registered to the best R image taken on the AG12.

A study in contrasts, this colorful skyscape features stars, dust, and glowing gas in the vicinity of NGC 6914. The complex of reflection nebulae lies some 6,000 light-years away, toward the high-flying northern constellation Cygnus and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. Obscuring interstellar dust clouds appear in silhouette while reddish hydrogen emission nebulae, along with the dusty blue reflection nebulae, fill the cosmic canvas. 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 dust clouds. The .57 degree field of view spans about 60 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 6914.



Jerry Macon
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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NGC 6914 Reflection Nebula, 


            Jerry Macon