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IC 2169 Area Wide Field

Object Name: IC 2169
Object Type:  Reflection nebula
Constellation: Monoceros
Acquisition Date:  January 12, 2013
Location: Anza-Borego Desert State Park, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi MT-200 with the 0.8s reducer/corrector
• Imaging Camera – SBIG STL-11000XM
• Filters – Astrodon 50mm luminance,  red, green and blue filters
• Guiding – On camera
• Mount – Astro-Physics 1200GTO
Camera Control – CCDSoft
Guider control – CCDSoft
Acquisition Details:
• Exposures – luminance – 15 x 360 sec., R,G&B – 5 x 360 sec.

Processing:
PixInsight and Photoshop CC were used to process the images.
• PixInsight –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
⁃ CurvesTransformation for color saturation boost
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance

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IC 2169 Area Wide Field
Posted in Bright Nebula, CCD Camera Image

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