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    Melotte 15 in the Heart of the Heart nebula (IC 1805) - SHO marathon !, 



    
        

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    Melotte 15 in the Heart of the Heart nebula (IC 1805) - SHO marathon !

    Acquisition details

    Dates:
    Oct. 3, 2015
    Frames:
    63×900(15h 45′)
    Integration:
    15h 45′
    Avg. Moon age:
    20.76 days
    Avg. Moon phase:
    64.52%

    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 798691

    Resolution: 620x394

    File size: 226.1 KB

    Locations: La Gueule du Loup (Malonne), Namur, Namur, Belgium; Le Terme, Peyzac-le-Moustier, Dordogne, France

    Description

    My most ambitious project to date, started in south of France, continued in Portugal and completed in Belgium... I hope to bring my western veil to the same level... in due time, if patience doesn't leave me all together ! Then rest a bit !

    Among other difficulties, I had huge issues with noise residue and spent hours manually cleaning what could not be with mere dark technic. This brings my admiration to a higher level in front of those who come up consistently with high level of image quality ! Insane amount of dedication.

    > B VERSION : Hue to +180, saturation - 12 "et voilà!" a dream like version of some sort of ice mountains floating in a see of fire :-) OK, this is no orthodox version, but it makes me day dream... and after such a long editing process, to come up with this B version in less than 5 minutes ! Ha ha

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