NGC 6914


Bob Franke

Chino Valley, AZ USA

12.5″ RCOS Ritchey-Chrétien scope
SBIG STL-11000 camera
AstroDon LRGB & Ha filters
Paramount ME mount
26.5 hrs. total exposure

This remarkably beautiful nebula complex is located at the heart of the constellation Cygnus. The two blue reflection nebulae, to the right, are vdB 132. To the left is slightly lower is the blue reflection nebula vdB 131. Together they comprise NGC 6914. The image also contains several cataloged dark and emission nebula and a few relatively rare yellow reflection nebula.
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