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IC 405 and 410 in Auriga



Optic: Sigma 150mm APO DSLR Lens @ f/4.0 Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert,   21 November, 2009  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure:  6 x 10 min H-Alpha (1x1 bin),  12 x 6 min H-Alpha (1x1 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.   All exposure channels were scaled and  color balanced in Astroart.  Channels were co-registered in Astroart.    Luminance construction consisted of the H-Alpha exposure stacks blended at 50% .  Curves and Levels applied in Photoshop to the Luminance construction to optimize object features.    Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering in LAB Color space.  A color hue adjustment (toward red) was made at low signal levels. 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.  These objects are IC410 (upper right) and IC 405 (left). IC 405 is also known as the Flaming Star Nebula. They are in in the constellations of Auriga.   The image Vertical FOV is 200'.

Image center is located approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 05h 19m 00s Dec: +3344'54"


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