NGC 6914 bright Nebulae
The first time I photographed this object was in 2006 and in a wider field of view. The spectacle seized me at once. The blue reflections of NGC 6914 (VdB 131 and VdB 132) create an amazing contrast with the red nebulas filled with dark dust clouds. The tiny reflextion nebulas hiding in the extensive hydrogen clouds of the Swan are shining all over the area as real gems. I decided to work also in a narrower field of view, with a bigger telescope to make these gems more dominant and more detailed on the picture. I created the image above more than 10 years later with a 12” Newtonian telescope and common LRGB technique. I managed to capture many beautiful details and exciting tiny objects not seen on the previous image.
- 300/1200 Newton, 3" Wynne-corrector (1130mm effective focal length)
- QSI 683 WSG-8, LRGB filters
- Fornax 51 + Boxdörfer DynoStar
- Off axis, Lacerta-MGen autoguider + Mgen2Maxim
- Exposure time, filters:
- 11,5 hours LRGB
- Location, date:
- Ágasvár, (Mount Mátra), Hungary; 2017.08.25.
- Observing conditions:
- Transparency: 6/10, Seeing: 7/10
- ImagesPlus, Registar, Pixinsight LE, Photoshop