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NGC 1662 in Orion

 

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Scope: FSQ-106N 106 mm refractor at f/5, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA   8 December, 2012  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 13 x 3 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 9 x 1.5 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), Central Gradient removal, LRGB channel registration, equalization - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1800 x 1351.

North is up in this image. NGC 1662 is an open cluster in the constellation of Orion. NGC 1662 is a bout 1,400 light years distant from Earth. Horizontal FOV is 55'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 04h 48m 30s Dec: +1056'00"

 

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