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LDN 989, 974 and Open Clusters NGC 7062, 7067

 

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Scope: FSQ-106N at f/5, Location: Tierra Del Sol - SDAA Club Site, CA,  14 August 2018  Camera: ST8300M (Baader LRGB filters)

Exposure: Exposure:  16 x 10 min (1x1 bin) exposure with IR/UV Block filter, 8 x 4 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Sequence Generator Pro (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Kappa Sigma Combine) - Deep Sky Stacker. LRGB channel registration, equalization, and gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, RGB combine - ImagesPlus. Luminance Layering, final stretch, and finishing  - Photoshop.  RGB calibration - eXcalibrator. This image is a  RGB combine with Luminance layering.  Color saturation in LAB color.  The IR/UV Blocking filter exposure stack was used for the luminance layer. Images processed at 3352 x 2532 resolution. Final Image size is approximately  2600 x 1950.

North is to the right in this image.   The dark smudges across the center of this field  is from a dark nebula region. Predominate dark nebulae are LDN 989 and LDN 974, however, there are multiple items from the Dobashi and TGU catalogs. The more significant Dobashi and TGU items are shown in the annotated image. This field also includes two NGC open clusters in the  opposite upper corners - NGC 7062 and NGC 7067 (left to right). Finally, there are two bright nebulae from Bernes Bright Nebulosities in Opaque dust Clouds Catalog - [B77] 27 and [B77} 28. These objects  as well as some bright stars are identified in the annotated image..  Horizontal FOV is approximately 120'

Image center is located approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 21h 20m 22s Dec: +4708'20" 

 

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