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LDN 1495 and LBN 782 in Taurus



Scope: FSQ-106N at f/5, Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA   24 October 2014  Camera: Atik 383L

Exposure: Exposure: 17 x 10 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block,  8 x 4.5 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Kappa Sigma Combine) Deep Sky Stacker, LRGB channel registration, equalization, and central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, RGB combine Images Plus. Luminance layering and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a  LRGB combine with Luminance layering.  Color saturation in LAB color;    Final Image size is approximately 2600 x 1950.

North is up in this image. This field is the LDN 1495 Region in the constellation of Taurus. LDN 1495 is a large dark nebula that dominates but is not fully encompassed by this field.  The blue nebula on the  left is LBN 782 also known as Cederblad 30. On the right side is a brighter portion of the dark nebula - this contains two Orion type variables, a young stellar object and a brown dwarf.  Parts (or all) of four Barnard dark nebulae are in this field Barnard 7, 10, 209, 211. There are also a number of background galaxies  - one is IC 359 the dominant galaxy in a galaxy group in the lower right known as LDC 290  These objects are identified in the  annotated image.  IC 359 is  estimated to be 182 million light years distant from Earth (stated as billion light years in the annotated image).  Horizontal FOV is 120'.

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 04h 16m 28.9s Dec: +2817'22"


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