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NGC 2194 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: 12 x 4 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 2 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 2194 is an open cluster in the constellation of Orion. NGC 2194's  age is estimated at 400 million years. Distance estimates vary from about 4,000 light years to about  10,000 light years. Horizontal FOV is 55'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 06h 17m 17s Dec: +1244'09"

 

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