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LBN 438 in Lacerta

 

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Scope: Explore Scientific MN152 Maksutov Newtonian at f/4.8, Location: Tierra Del Sol - SDAA Club Site, CA,  14 August 2018  Camera: Atik 383 (Astronomik Gen II  LRGB filters)

Exposure: Exposure:  16 x 10 min (1x1 bin) exposure with IR/UV Block filter, 8 x 4 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Sequence Generator Pro (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Kappa Sigma Combine) - Deep Sky Stacker. LRGB channel registration, equalization, and gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, RGB combine - ImagesPlus. Luminance Layering, final stretch, and finishing  - Photoshop.  RGB calibration - eXcalibrator. This image is a  RGB combine with Luminance layering.  Color saturation in LAB color.  The IR/UV Blocking filter exposure stack was used for the luminance layer. Images processed at 3352 x 2532 resolution. Final Image size is approximately  2600 x 1950.

North is up in this image.   Bright Nebulae LBN 438 is the featured catalog items in this image. This is a fairly dim object along with the faint LBN 440 and LBN 435 nebulae also in this image.  There are a number of background galaxies in this image as well. The most noticeable is  UGC 12137 - SAB(s)bc. These objects  as well as some bright stars are identified in the annotated image..  Horizontal FOV is approximately 85'

Image center is located approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 22h 40m 43s Dec: +3745'54"

 

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