Starless Barnard's Loop Mosaic, 


            John Gleason

Starless Barnard's Loop Mosaic

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ Fluorite

Imaging cameras: FLI PL16803

Mounts: Paramount ME

Filters: Astrodon 5nm Halpha

Dates:March 7, 2019

Frames: 30x1800"

Integration: 15.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.76 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.64%

Basic astrometry details job: 2572080

Resolution: 1824x406

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


More experimentation with starnet++ neural net application. This is a 5 segment hydrogen alpha mosaic covering bright portions of Barnard's loop in Orion. Image tiles were processed, star removed, then combined into the mosaic panorama as a final step. The software does an excellent job on small stars, in very wide field images, while preserving subtail in the overall image.



John Gleason
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Starless Barnard's Loop Mosaic, 


            John Gleason