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Dimensions2000 x 2011
Original file size4.38 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
LDN_1158_LRGB_AP155_G4_May2023

LDN_1158_LRGB_AP155_G4_May2023

LDN 1158 and 1147 are dark molecular clouds of dust in Cepheus. This molecular cloud is part of our Milky Way galaxy.

25/22/22 x 10 min each of RGB, 46x10 min Luminance
Camera: Moravian G4 (16803) w Gen II Astrodon RGB and H-Alpha
Scope: Astrophysics AP155EDF Refractor w Focus Boss II
Mount: Paramount MX
Guiding SBIG ST402ME attached to a Borg 60mm guidescope
RGB and Luminance processing in PixInsight;
Russ Croman's StarXTerminator was used to remove the stars from the Luminance and RGB to allow stretching of just the nebula. RGB stars were stretched separately then added back to the RGB Nebula.
Blend of Luminance w RGB in Photoshop via Soft Light then Save-for-web.
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Lucknow, Ontario
May 2023