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LBN 1036 and NGC 2353 in Monoceros

 

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Scope: FSQ-106N at f/5, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA   7 March 2014  Camera: Atik 383L

Exposure: Exposure: 10 x 3 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 9 x 8 minutes (2x2 bin)  exposure with Hydrogen Alpha filter, 8 x 2 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Kappa Sigma Combine) Deep Sky Stacker, LRGB channel registration, equalization, and central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a  LHa- (HaR)GB combine with Luminance layering.  Color saturation in LAB color; Luminance and H-Alpha exposure stacks were blended for the luminance layer.   Final Image size is approximately 2800 x 2100.

North is up in this image. In this image the open cluster NGC 2353 is at the upper end of the emission nebula LBN 1036. he emission nebula LBN 1036 is the red colored nebula in the center of the image. The bright star apparently in NGC 2353 is not a cluster member but it is instead a foreground star. NGC 2353 distance is estimated at 3,600 light years.   Horizontal FOV is 120'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 07h 15m 14s Dec: -1038'46" 

 

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