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Barnard 22 and IC 2087

Technical card

Resolution: 4028x3976 job: 869658

RA center: 69.831 degrees

DEC center: 25.863 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.508 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -16.872 degrees

Field radius: 2.758 degrees


A dark cloud of dust located between the constellations of Auriga and Taurus. I stumbled upon this object and thought why not just roll with it. A lot of very interesting galaxies are found within the dust, but also one new to me planetary - PN H 3-29 (69.348 25.04)

I may have to reshoot all of the red data as it contributed a significant amount of noise. In the end very little noise reduction was used, but I am still not satisfied with the data as a whole. More luminance and will need to redo the composition.

Scope: Tak FSQ 106 EDXIII
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100
Camera: FLI ML16803
Filter(s): Astrodon LRGB
FL: F5 @530mm
Software: PixInsight 1.8RC7, SGP Pro
Integration Time: 11.5h
Lum: 15 x 1200s (5h)
R: 6 x 900s (1.5h)
G: 10 x 900s (2.5h)
B: 10 x 900s (2.5h)




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Barnard 22 and IC 2087, Hytham