NGC6914 Reflection Nebula

NGC6914 Reflection Nebula

 A dramatic study in contrasts, this colorful skyscape features stars, dust, and glowing gas in NGC 6914. The complex of nebulae lies some 6,000 light-years away, toward the high-flying northern constellation Cygnus and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. With foreground dust clouds in silhouette, both reddish hydrogen emission nebulae and dusty blue reflection nebulae   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 dusty clouds.   Explanation: Taken from 3/4/2011 APOD      Link to my NGC6914 Narrowband version


Crop of reflection Nebula


 Scope              TMB130mm

 Camera           Apogee U8300

 Mount               Atlas EQG

 Filters               Astrodon  LRGB Gen1

 Exposures       Ha4.3hrs   R1.5hrs   G1.5hrs    B5.6hrs   10min subs   Total 12.9hrs

 Location           Connellsville Pa.  Home Observatory     2011


Link to Narrowband Version




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