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Barnard 150 Cepheus

 

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Scope: Explore Scientific MN152  Maksutov Newtonian at f/4.8, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA   2 June 2014  Camera: ST8300M

Exposure: Exposure: 16 x 10 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block,  8 x 4.5 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  CCDSoft (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Kappa Combine) in Deep Sky Stacker, L - RGB channel registration, equalization, central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, and Luminance development, RGB combine - Images Plus. Finishing  - Photoshop. Color calibration with eXcalibrator. This image is UV/IR Block for the Luminance channel and then a LRGB combine with Luminance layering.  Saturation in LAB color.   Final Image size is approximately 3352x2532 resized to 2666x2000.

North is up in this image.  The long extended dark nebula spanning this 88 arc minute image is Barnard 150 (also known as TGU H598 and parts of LDN 1082). Barnard 148 is also seen in the very lower right in this image. This field is in the constellation of Cepheus. The annotated image identifies these nebulae as well as some of the brighter stars and two really small background galaxies. The bright star in the lower right, G 230-49, is a high proper motion star moving in angular distance about 0.316 arc seconds per year Distances to bright stars in this image are: HD 198386 - 3,328 light years; HD 199204 - 502 light years; HD 199610 - 1,568 light years; G 230-49 - 186 light years.  Horizontal FOV is 88'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 20h 46m 35s Dec: +5951'09"

 

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