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Barnard 312 in Scutum



Scope: Zenithstar 66 mm refractor at f/4.6, Location: Tierra Del Sol (SDAA Club site), CA  6  July 2013  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 11 x 6 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 9 x 2.5 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization, central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. Final color Calibration with eXcalibrator. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1800x1309.

North is up in this image. The dark nebula in the center of this image is known as Barnard 312. Barnard 312 is located in the constellation of Scutum about 2.5 degrees east of M16 and M17.   Horizontal FOV is 101'


Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 18h 31m 14s Dec: -1533'07"


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