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Dimensions1935 x 2024
Original file size2.39 MB
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ngc6914_HaRGB_PW_U16M_Oct2022

ngc6914_HaRGB_PW_U16M_Oct2022

NGC 6914 is a reflection nebula located approximately 6,000 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus, and was discovered by Édouard Stephan on August 29, 1881.
Ultraviolet radiation from stars in the Cygnus OB2 association ionize the nebula's hydrogen. It is immersed in a bath of HII emission from surrounding Hydrogen gas.
I was struck by the beautiful contrast when seeing a superb APOD of it here: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220707.html

14/14/14 x 10 min each of RGB, 23x20 min H-Alpha
Camera: Apogee U16M (16803) w Gen II Astrodon RGB and H-Alpha
Scope: Planewave 12.5" CDK
Mount: Paramount ME
Guiding SBIG ST402ME and Astrodon MMOAG
RGB and H-Alpha processing in PixInsight; Blend of H-Alpha w RGB in PS CC