NGC 6914

NGC 6914 itself is the blue reflection nebula near center. It’s surrounded by a wonderful field of glowing gas and dust. Located at approximately 6,000 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus. Imaged from my backyard in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. This is 8.5 hours of HaRGB data.

Selected as image of the day on AAPOD, June 30th, 2021.


Skywatcher Esprit 100mm F5.5 Triplet Refractor
QHY268M CMOS Camera (, 26mp, 3.76um @ -10C
QHY CFW3-L 7 position
Optolong Ha-R-G-B filters
Skywatcher EQ6 mount / Skyshed Pier (
Pegasus Astro Focus Cube
Orion Starshoot autoguider / PHD2
NINA 1.11 (nightly build) for acquisition
Processed in PixInsight
Seeing and transparency: average
Total integration time: 8hr 30min
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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