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The Flame : third edition on NGC 2024, 



    
        

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The Flame : third edition on NGC 2024
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The Flame : third edition on NGC 2024

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 15, 2015
Frames:
23×54(20′ 42″)
Integration:
20′ 42″
Avg. Moon age:
25.55 days
Avg. Moon phase:
16.89%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 557648

RA center: 05h41m26s.9

DEC center: -01°5400

Orientation: 170.806 degrees

Field radius: 0.682 degrees

Resolution: 620x509

File size: 214.2 KB

Locations: La Gueule du Loup (Malonne), Namur, Namur, Belgium

Description

VERSION C : keep on exploring PixInsight ; not a real success this one, though the grain is much smoother, and the green is gone... I do loose some hedge... and I think I prefer grain anyway.

VERSION B : another cloudy night kept me in the editing kitchen, so I took a (child-like) joy in over cooking this version in my newly acquired software - StarTools 1.5.2

I was dissatisfied with what came out of my previous editing of this Flame nebula. So I found a couple more frames and spent more time on color balancing, noise reducing and the rest of this (to you familiar) process. That's all I've got. At least the stars retain a more natural color. What do you think?

So here is my final word with these two first sessions on NGC 2024 (alias The Flame) ; I'll give it another try with much more light as soon as possible !

Depth of field : at least mag. 17.95 - quite a number of them very obvious when in the blue range, harder in the yellow. My Stellarium program don't list all of those appearing here, so I won't know for sure. Let me assume it reaches down bellow mag 18.

23 frames for a total of 1442 seconds ;

4 x 0-III from 62 sec to 113 sec*

19x Bb (broadband) from 30 sec to 126 sec*

* RULE n° 671 : use a chronometer if you don't automate your sessions !

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    Original
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    B
  • Final
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    C

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The Flame : third edition on NGC 2024, 



    
        

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