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Barnard 283 in Scorpius

 

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Scope: Zenithstar 66 mm refractor at f/4.6, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA  8  June 2013  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 11 x 6 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 9 x 2 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 1800x1329.

North is up in this image. The long dark Nebula on the lower part of this image is known as Barnard 283; The dark nebula on the upper part of the image is generally part of the milky way central dark lane.   Horizontal FOV is 101'

 

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 17h 48m 23s Dec: -3321'28" 

 

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