NGC 6914
Reflection Nebula in Cygnus

RA: 20h 24m Dec: +42 19' Mag: -, Size (ly):5, Distance (ly):3,700

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  NGC 6914 is part of a star forming molecular cloud region located in the northern part of the massive Gamma Cygni nebulae complex near IC 1318. Surrounded by regions of HII that make up LBN 47, NGC 6914 is a reflection nebula in the upper part of this image. Below NGC 6914 is reflection nebula vdB 132 and further below is a portion of vdB 131. The dark nebula to the right is LDN 897.

Location & Date Backyard, Abbott Observatory - July 14,19, 2009
Temperature - Mid 60's F
Telescope Deep Sky Instruments RC10C , F/7.3 on a Losmandy G11 Gemini, Prime Focus, Image scale 0.82 arcsec/pixel
Camera SBIG ST-2000XM w/CFW8, AO8
Astrodon Tru Balance LRGB Filters
CCD temp -15C
Exposure Times (L) 30 X 10, (R) 6x10, (G) 6x10,(B) 9x10 Minutes, Bin 1x1
Other Information Image acquisition/focus/guiding/dither - CCD Autopilot4 w/CCDSoft/TheSky6/PinPoint
Image Processing * CCD Stack- Calibration, Normalize, Alignment, Mean Combine, Deconvolution, Mild DDP
* Adobe CS4 - L+RGB combine, Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Cropping, NR, JPEG conversion

© 2009 Michael A. Siniscalchi