NGC 6914 is a reflection and emission nebula. It is primarily made up of ionized hydrogen gas. This nebula is part of the Milky Way and can be seen within the constellation Cygnus. It is also a part of the Gamma Cygni Nebula. It is 3700 light years away from Earth. The nebula is divided into two parts: the upper region containing reddish areas and the lower blue area of the image. This nebula is also contains bright, illuminating stars which are part of a young star cluster.
The blue areas of the image show that it is a reflection nebula. It reflects more blue light than red light. The blue spots are then considered to be the dominant color. The hydrogen gas in the upper left corner emits the red color. The linear size of the nebula calculated to be approximately 9 light years.
Gendler, Robert. "NGC 6914". Web. 6 Dec. 2010. <http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/NGC6914text.html>.
Powell, Richard. "IC1318 - The Gamma Cygni Nebula." Web. 6 Dec. 2010. <http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/nebulae/ic1318.html>.
|Right Ascension (J2000)||20:24:42|
|Filters used||blue(B), green(V), red(R), and clear(C)|
|Exposure time per filter||300 seconds in all filters (BVRC)|
October 28 2010 (BVRC)