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The Reflection Nebula IC 4603, IC 4604 and IC 4605

Object Name:   IC 4604, IC 4604 and IC 4605.
Object Type:  Reflection nebula
Constellation: Scorpio
Acquisition Date: May 29, 2019
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV with 0.6 reducer/corrector
• Imaging Camera – ZWO ASI1600MM-C with EFW2
• Filters – Baader 36mm unmounted red, green and blue filters
• Guiding – Borg 77ED with ZWO ASI120MM-S
• Mount – Astro-Physics 900GTO
Camera Control – Sequence Generator Pro
Guider control – PHD2
Acquisition Details:
• Imaging Camera – gain 76, offset 15 – cooled to -15
• Exposures – Red filter – 24 x 120 sec., Green filter – 25 x 120 sec.,  Blue filter  – 24 x 120 sec.
Processing:
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
Thanks for looking.

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