LBN 534 - Andromeda and Cassiopeia



Scope: ZenithStar 66 mm APO @ f/4.3 Location: Laguna Mountains, CA   10 October, 2009  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure:  16 x 6 min IR/UV Block,  7 x 3 min RGB Exposures 

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.   Luminance construction consisted of the IR/UV blocking filter exposures.  Curves and Levels applied in Photoshop to the Luminance construction to optimize object features.   Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering.  A light background noise reduction was applied to the image in PixInsight LE (SGBNR).   Final Image size is approximately 1392 x 1044.

All exposures in this image were guided; North is up in this image.  These object is a  patch of interstellar dust in the constellation of Andromeda and Cassiopeia. There is a reflection nebula at one end. This is cataloged as Lynd's Bright Nebula 534 (LBN534).  The Horizontal FOV is 101'.

Image center is located approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 23h 39m 35.9s Dec: +4848'53" 


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