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Image of the day 12/27/2014

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    Hind's Variable Nebula, 


            Deep Sky West (Ll...
    Hind's Variable Nebula

    Hind's Variable Nebula

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2246x2488

    Dates:Dec. 23, 2014

    Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 21x900" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 22x900" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 40x900" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 25x900" bin 1x1

    Integration: 27.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 1.58 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 2.79% job: 479749

    RA center: 65.593 degrees

    DEC center: 19.318 degrees

    Orientation: 174.442 degrees

    Field radius: 0.977 degrees

    Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Fresno, CA, United States


    Hind's Variable Nebula - Widefield shot with FSQ-106. There are a couple of interesting small, red nebulous areas that I'd love to see with a larger instrument. There's also a curious band of color crossing the lower 3rd of the image that I thought was an artifact of acquisition, calibration or processing. After numerous tests and processing techniques I'm convinced this is part of the real image...future processing may tell a different story...



    Deep Sky West (Ll...


      Hind's Variable Nebula, 


            Deep Sky West (Ll...
      Hind's Variable Nebula, 


            Deep Sky West (Ll...
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      Hind's Variable Nebula, 


            Deep Sky West (Ll...

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    Hind's Variable Nebula, 


            Deep Sky West (Ll...

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