Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Aquila (Aql)
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            Linda
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            Linda
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1600GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK14

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Starkeeper Voyager  ·  Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  PHD2

Filters: Astrodon Gen 2 Series I Luminance  ·  Astrodon Gen 2 Series I Green  ·  Astrodon Gen 2 Series I Blue  ·  Astrodon Gen 2 Series I Red

Accessory: Innovations Foresight ONAG


Dates:Aug. 6, 2021Aug. 7, 2021Aug. 8, 2021Aug. 9, 2021Aug. 10, 2021Aug. 11, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon Gen 2 Series I Blue: 34x480" (4h 32') -20C bin 2x2
Astrodon Gen 2 Series I Green: 18x480" (2h 24') -20C bin 2x2
Astrodon Gen 2 Series I Luminance: 34x900" (8h 30') -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen 2 Series I Red: 20x480" (2h 40') -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 18h 6'

Darks: 40

Flats: 33

Bias: 40

Avg. Moon age: 15.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.44%


RA center: 19h21m13s.761

DEC center: +11°1053.87

Pixel scale: 0.727 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.455 degrees (flipped)

Field radius: 0.456 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 3852x2356

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories

Description

It's a dirty galaxy out there but someone has to image it.

It's funny...growing up our parent said, "clean up that dust!" Yet, when the Milky Way does it, we all say, "Ooh! Look at that dust!" It doesn't seem fair.

Anyway, this was my first attempt at something that is primarily a dark nebula. Processing was pretty straightforward:

I used the relatively new NormalizeScaleGradient script for this and it definitely made a small but noticeable improvement.

Lum:
Dynamic Crop
Deconvolution
ABE
TGV Denoise
Histogram Transformation

Each R G and B:
Dynamic Crop
ABE
TGV Denoise

RGB:
Channel Combination (R, G, B)
PCC
Histogram Transformation
LRGBCombination (adding in Lum)
LHE
EZ Star Reduction script (Adam Block's method)
Curves contrast & very slight color boost
Dark Structure Enhance script
Adv Sharpening script
Dynamic Crop to final dimensions

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Revisions

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B

Description: A touch of extra noise reduction.

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