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Cederblad 30 & LBN 782 in Taurus, 


            Paddy Gilliland
Cederblad 30 & LBN 782 in Taurus

Cederblad 30 & LBN 782 in Taurus

Technical card

Resolution: 3189x2363

Dates:Oct. 28, 2016Nov. 28, 2016Nov. 30, 2016

Astrodon Blue: 26x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 25x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 72x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 25x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 12.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.09% job: 1356519

RA center: 64.131 degrees

DEC center: 28.057 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.858 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 172.123 degrees

Field radius: 1.024 degrees

Locations: FOVO - Field of View Observatory, Home, Worcestershire, United Kingdom


Here we have a look at the rarely seen Cederblad 30 reflection nebula and LBN 768 - This has been, by a long way, my most difficult target to date. I shot over 200 lum frames of which only 72 could be used due to background being high (net effect of altitude and general seeing conditions). Only for a brief period was the darkness suitable for shooting this image in the UK. To add to the complications even when the data was acquired it was extremely difficult to process. With 72 subs the data was relatively clean but very weak still. Overall it is probably a little softer than i would like but the data breaks down very rapidly when pushed any further. Or to put it another was I exercised artistic license to present the best version I could where required.
Not a target for the feint hearted and ideally one only for very dark sky locations. All that said it was fun to process and the challenges it presented forced me to find a few more tricks to get it to this state.
Hope you like.

Wikipedia, nothing actually; more rare than i thought!



Paddy Gilliland

Sky plot

Sky plot


Cederblad 30 & LBN 782 in Taurus, 


            Paddy Gilliland

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