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NGC 2112 in Orion

 

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Scope: FSQ-106N 106 mm refractor at f/5, Location: LAguna Mountains, CA   4 February 2013   Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 16 x 3 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 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 1350.

North is up in this image. NGC 2112 is an open cluster in the constellation of Orion. The reddish glow seen in the background in this image ionized Hydrogen gas. This gas is pat of a larger structure known as Barnard's Loop. NGC 2251's  age is estimated at about 2 billion years. Distance is estimated at about 2,800 light years. Horizontal FOV is 55'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 05h 53m 54.0s Dec: +0024'00"

 

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