LBN 1022 in Monoceros
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Scope: C8 @ f/4.2 Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, 21 November, 2009 Camera: Artemis285
Exposure: 8 x 10 min IR/UV Block (1x1 bin), 6 x 6 min H-Alpha (2x2 bin), 7 x 3 min RGB Exposures (2x2 bin)
Processing: Images were captured with Artemis Capture (as FITs). Aligned/stacked and dark subtracted in Astroart with Sigma Combine. IR / UV Blocking filter and Color channels were scaled and color balanced in Astroart. Channels were co-registered in Astroart. Central Gradient removal was performed in Astroart. Luminance construction consisted of the IR/UV blocking filter exposures with a lighten blend of the H-Alpha exposures. Curves and Levels applied in Photoshop to the Luminance construction to optimize object features. H-Alpha exposures were blended with the Red channel (in a lighten blend). Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering in LAB Color space. A light background noise reduction was applied to the image in PixInsight LE (SGBNR). Final Image size is approximately 1393 x 1044.
All exposures in this image were guided; North is up in this image. This object is known as LBN 1022. It is in in the constellations of Monoceros. It is a Hydrogen emission region and its distance to Earth is approximately 3,000 light years. In the image below a small object is pointed out which appears to be a brightening nebula. The full image Horizontal FOV is 36'.
Image center is located approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 06h 56m 52s Dec: -08°16'19"
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