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vdB 152 Area Wide Field

Object Name:  vdb 152 wide field
Object Type:  Reflection nebula with associated dust column
Constellation: Cepheus
Acquisition Date: various dates November 2018
Location: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, USA
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV
• Imaging Camera – QSI683wsg-8
• Filters – Astrodon LRGB 1.25″
• Guiding – On camera – QSI683wsg-8
• Mount – MyT
• Exposures –
Luminance – 33 x 600s
Red – 16 x 600s
Green – 16 x 600s
Blue – 14 x 600s
PixInsight and Photoshop CC were used to process the images.
• PixInsight –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
⁃ MultiscaleLinearTransform on RGB image for noise attenuation
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
⁃ CurvesTransformation for color saturation boost
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance

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Thanks for looking.

Posted in Bright Nebula, CCD Camera Image, Dark Nebula

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