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NGC 6914 and vdB 132 Region in Hα, 


            Walter Koprolin

NGC 6914 and vdB 132 Region in Hα

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Japan Special Optics LS-12D Wright Väisälä Camera

Imaging camera:ATIK 383L+ Mono

Mount:OTE 150 I

Guiding telescope or lens:TMB Optical 8x50mm

Guiding camera:Lacerta M-GEN

Filter:Baader Planetarium Ha 2" 7nm

Resolution: 1600x1207

Dates:Aug. 17, 2012

Frames: 48x600"

Integration: 8.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.03% job: 2970119

Locations: Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria

Data source: Backyard


This complex of nebulae lies some 6.000 light-years distant in the constellation Cygnus. NGC 6914 is the name of the blue combined emission/reflection nebula around three stars near the center of the image (in the dark patch, barely visible in this Hα image), van den Bergh 132 designates the central one. Most of the other large emission nebula patches in this image seem to belong to a huge supernova shell located in the next inner spiral arm of our galaxy. Ultraviolet radiation from the hot, massive and young stars of the Cygnus OB2 association ionize the region's hydrogen gas.



Walter Koprolin
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NGC 6914 and vdB 132 Region in Hα, 


            Walter Koprolin