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NGC 6914 : Reflection Nebula in Cygnus

Nebula NGC 6914

NGC 6914 is the blue (reflection) nebula in the picture. It is located in the region of the star gamma Cygnus. This star is surronded by a large network of emmission nebulas, a portion of which I photographed previously.

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Photograph Information
Date10.09.2007 and 10.10.2007
LocationOkie-Tex Star Party
TelescopeAP130 @ f6 w/field flattener
CameraCanon 350D, Hutech modified type I
ExposureStack of 28, 9 minute exposures at ISO 800
NotesAverage transparancy, temperature around 60°F, and average seeing on each night.

Calibrated with bias, dark and flat frames.
Initial RAW conversion, registration and stacking in IRIS.
Noise reduction in PixInsight LE 1.02 Additional adjustments in Photoshop CS2

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