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Lynds’ Dark Nebula Nos. 1251 and 1247

Object Name:  Lynds’ Dark Nebula Nos. 1251 and 1247

Object Type:  Dark Nebula

Constellation: Cepheus

Acquisition Date: August 1, 2019

Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California

Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi FSQ-106 EDX IV
• 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 – 39 x 120 seconds for each of the red, green and blue filtered images

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
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance.

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Thanks for looking.

Posted in CMOS Camera Image, Dark Nebula

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