NGC 6914

NGC 6914 is the blue reflection nebula embedded within the surrounding (red) emission nebula in the Cygnus region.   This area hosts an immense number of young stars most of which are obscured by the thick dust - the dark areas in this image.

NGC 6914 is located approximately 6,000 light years from earth.

OTA:  Vixen VC200L

Camera:  Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters:  Astrodon Ha/LRGB

Mount:  AP Mach1

Exposure:  Ha:L:R:G:B    200:60:60:60:60 (m) rgb bin 2x2

Data obtained:  July/November 2015

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory