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NGC 1528 in Perseus

 

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Scope: Megrez 80 mm APO  at f/6.9, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA   26 November 2011  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 15 x 4 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 9 x 2 min (1x1 bin) 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 channel consisted of the IR/UV blocking filter exposures.  Curves and Levels applied in Photoshop to the Luminance channel to optimize star depth.   Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop.    Final Image size is approximately 1800 x 1350.

North is up in this image. This cluster, NGC 1528, is located in the constellation of Perseus.  The estimated distance from Earth is 2,531 light years. This image replaces an earlier image that can be seen in the archives here.  Horizontal FOV is 67'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 04h 15m 20s Dec: +5113'34"

 

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