Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  B346  ·  NGC 6914  ·  NGC6914  ·  VdB131  ·  VdB132
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The Cove, NGC6914 and friends, 


            Nico Carver
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The Cove, NGC6914 and friends

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVQ86

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT60ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Software: Photoshop CS6  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Nikita Misiura Starnet++  ·  DC-3 Dreams Pinpoint  ·  Cartes du Ciel

Filters: Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm S2  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII

Accessory: QHYCCD Polemaster  ·  Shoestring Astronomy EQDIR

Dates:May 23, 2020July 2, 2020Sept. 25, 2020Sept. 26, 2020

Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 24x300" (gain: 0.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII: 23x300" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm S2: 20x300" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha: 27x300" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.8 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 7.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 57.73%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.25

Astrometry.net job: 4145100

RA center: 20h 25' 5"

DEC center: +43° 1' 16"

Pixel scale: 2.113 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -159.736 degrees

Field radius: 1.008 degrees

Resolution: 2145x2681

Locations: Backyard, Somerville, MA, United States; ATMOB Clubhouse, Westford, MA, United States; Aldrich Observatory Field, Oakham, MA, United States; Mt Sunapee, Newbury, NH, United States

Data source: Traveller


An area in Cygnus that reminds me of an aerial view of a seascape with a cove and cliffs. SHO+Blue+Ha stars. Detail from a much larger mosaic image; I like processing smaller sections to give me creative ideas for processing the whole.



Nico Carver
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The Cove, NGC6914 and friends, 


            Nico Carver