LDN 914 “Crack in the Sky”

Photographer
jeffrey.weiss@sri.com
Email
jeffrey.weiss@sri.com
Location of photo
Mercey Hot Springs, CA
Date/Time of photo
9/4/16, 9/24/16
Equipment
FLI ML16200 Camera, APM/LZOS 130/780 APO, Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Mount.
Description
This is an 2.6 x 2.1 degree image of Lynds Dark Nebula 914 (LDN 914) in Cygnus just below the Pelican. It is a 6.7hr LRGB using my new FLI ML16200 camera with, for the first time, the Riccardi 0.75x focal reducer/field flattener to get this large FOV. I could find only two other instances of it being imaged on the web: one by the ESA Hershel observatory in the far infrared where this “crack in the sky” was glowing and the other a luminosity image by Werner Mehl where it was completely opaque. This is a 6.7 hour LRGB version of this interesting object that apparently has been rarely imaged.
Website
www.astrobin.com/266548/D/
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