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Located in the Cygnus constellation about 6000 light years distant, NGC6914 is a blue reflection nebula consisting of VbB131 and VdB132.  

Surrounding NGC6914 are reddish areas of hydrogen emission nebula which provide a dramatic colour contrast to the blue nebulosity.  The contrast is further increased by regions dark nebulosity (LDN 899).

The stars are also a notable feature of the image since embedded within the nebula is the star cluster Cygnus OB2 which consists of about 100 class “O” (yellow)  and 2500 class “B” (blue-white) stars.

The image was taken with my Esprit 150 and represents 16.5 hours integration time. It is an LRGB image with a Ha blend into both the Red and Lum channels.

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