LBN 534 - Andromeda and Cassiopeia
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Scope: ZenithStar 66 mm APO @ f/4.3 Location: Laguna Mountains, CA 10 October, 2009 Camera: Artemis285
Exposure: 16 x 6 min IR/UV Block, 7 x 3 min RGB Exposures
Processing: Images were captured with Artemis Capture (as FITs). Aligned/stacked and dark subtracted in Astroart with Sigma Combine. IR / UV Blocking filter and Color channels were scaled and color balanced in Astroart. Channels were co-registered in Astroart. Luminance construction consisted of the IR/UV blocking filter exposures. Curves and Levels applied in Photoshop to the Luminance construction to optimize object features. Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering. A light background noise reduction was applied to the image in PixInsight LE (SGBNR). Final Image size is approximately 1392 x 1044.
All exposures in this image were guided; North is up in this image. These object is a patch of interstellar dust in the constellation of Andromeda and Cassiopeia. There is a reflection nebula at one end. This is cataloged as Lynd's Bright Nebula 534 (LBN534). The Horizontal FOV is 101'.
Image center is located approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 23h 39m 35.9s Dec: +48°48'53"
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