in Cygnus - HaRGB
6914 is a reflection nebula located approximately 6,000 light-years
away in the constellation of Cygnus, and was discovered by Édouard
Stephan on August 29, 1881.
radiation from stars in the Cygnus OB2 association ionize the nebula's
hydrogen. It is immersed in a bath of HII emission from surrounding
was struck by the beautiful contrast when seeing a superb APOD of it
13/11/13 x 10 min each of RGB, 33x20 min H-Alpha
Camera: Moravian G4 (16803) w Gen II Astrodon RGB and H-Alpha
Scope: Astrophysics AP155EDF Refractor w Focus Boss II
Mount: Paramount MX
Guiding SBIG ST402ME attached to a Borg 60mm guidescope
RGB and H-Alpha processing in PixInsight; Blend of H-Alpha w
RGB in PS CC
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Here is the pure H-Alpha portion for all you B&W fans!