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Galactic Nebula NGC 6914: Around the bright star Sadir in the center of the constellation of Cygnus or the Swan one finds an expanding nebular landscape. A less known and photographed part of this, north of Sadir, is of great beauty.Three reflection nebulae are embedded in a sea of emission and dark nebulae.
The upper one in the center of the image is NGC 6914, the one in the middle is designated vdB 132 and the lower one has no designation. Only the close-by Open Cluster is called  Dolidze 8.
 
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Object Galactic Nebula NGC 6914
Category Nebulae
Designation NGC 6914
Constellation Cygnus
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch f/4.6 with Televue Paracorr SBIG
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 20min (1x1 bin) Baader H-alpha filter, 6 x 10min (1x1 bin) LPS filter, 5x5min (2x2 bin) each Astrodon True Balance RGB filterset.Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L:H-alpha/LPS,R:H-alpha/R,G,B
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 23,24,30 Aug 2009
Remark Rob Gendler´s H-alpha/R channel blend technique
 
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