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LBN 317 in Cygnus

 

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Scope: MN152 "Levy" Mak-Newt 150 mm at f/4.8, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA   10 JAugust 2013  Camera: ST8300M

Exposure: 10 x 10 min  (1x1 bin)  and 8 x 5 min (2x2 bin) exposures with H-Alpha filter, 9 x 5 min UV/IR block filter, 8 x 3 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  CCDSoft (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, central gradient removal, and color equalization - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a HaL-RGB combine with Luminance layering. The Luminance construction was the Ha and UV/IR block exposures.   Final Image size is approximately 2000x1507.

North is up in this image. LBN 317 is  an emission region the constellation of  Cygnus. It is located between this constellation's more famous regions the North American Pelican region and the Gamma Cygni region. Horizontal FOV is about 88'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 20h 31m 39s Dec: +4408'34"

 

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