Best of AOP - Diffuse Nebulae

NGC 6914 Widefield

This emission and reflection nebula lies about 6000 lightyears away in the constellation Cygnus the Swan.

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Last Updated: 11-Jun-2014

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Equipment

76mm Televue (480mm f/6.3 with 0.8x Field Corrector) 

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance image.

Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the very dim and very bright details of

the image simultaneously.

Luminance = RGB (synthetic) binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 20 minutes binned 1x1

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