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Barnard 110 and 113 in Scutum

 

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Scope: Zenithstar 66 mm refractor at f/4.6, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA  3  August 2013  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 12 x 8 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 9 x 3 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization, central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. Final color Calibration with eXcalibrator. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1800x1334.

North is up in this image. This image field is a dark nebula complex consisting of several nebulae in the constellation of Scutum. The larger dark nebula toward the top of this image is known as Barnard 113. More central is Barnard 110. The string of smaller dark nebulae  at the bottom from left to right are Barnard 111, 107, and 106 in order. The hook shaped dark patch at the very right above the bright star is Barnard 104.  Horizontal FOV is 101'

 

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 18h 50m 27s Dec: -0429'35" 

 

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