NGC 6914

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NGC 6914
Nebula
NGC 6914
NGC 6914
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Right ascension 20h 24m 43.3s[1]
Declination 42° 28′ 58″[1]
Distance 6,000[2] ly
Apparent dimensions (V) 3.0' × 3.0'[3]
Constellation Cygnus
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 6914 is a reflection nebula located at approximately 6,000 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus, and was discovered by Édouard Stephan on August 29, 1881.[3] Ultraviolet radiation from stars in the Cygnus OB2 association ionize the nebula's hydrogen.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 6914. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "2011 March 4: NGC 6914 Nebulae". Astronomy Picture of the Day. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "New General Catalog Objects 6900 - 6949". Cseligman. Retrieved December 21, 2016.