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Dust Phoenix Rising (LDN 134), 



    
        

            Philip Herbst
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            Philip Herbst
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Dust Phoenix Rising (LDN 134)

Revision title: Dust Phoenix Rising (LDN 134)

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 28, 2022
Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Blue: 32×180(1h 36′) (gain: 76.00) -30°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Green: 44×180(2h 12′) (gain: 76.00) -30°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Lum: 348×90(8h 42′) (gain: 76.00) -30°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Red: 38×180(1h 54′) (gain: 76.00) -30°C bin 1×1
Integration:
14h 24′
Darks:
25
Flats:
25
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
28.99 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.34%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5940498

RA center: 15h53m54s.10

DEC center: -04°4933

Pixel scale: 1.770 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 333.649 degrees

Field radius: 1.064 degrees

Resolution: 2570x3481

File size: 7.1 MB

Locations: The Place, Ladismith, Little Karoo, South Africa, WC, South Africa

Data source: Traveller

Description

I loved the image @Robert Shepherd recently posted of LDN 134 and which he called the Dust Phoenix. I decided to give it a try at a much shorter focal length - and as my first dark nebula image. It is an ongoing challenge.  The dust is faint and after almost 15hrs of exposure at F5.5 I had to stretch the data hard for this image and unfortunately it shows in the noise and my attempt at reducing it. I need at least double this time but my dark site time is running out so I thought I'd give it a go at processing anyway.

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