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B22 & IC 2087 - Flame in the Dark, 



    
        

            Yizhou Zhang
B22 & IC 2087 - Flame in the Dark, 



    
        

            Yizhou Zhang

B22 & IC 2087 - Flame in the Dark

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B22 & IC 2087 - Flame in the Dark, 



    
        

            Yizhou Zhang
B22 & IC 2087 - Flame in the Dark, 



    
        

            Yizhou Zhang

B22 & IC 2087 - Flame in the Dark

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 19, 2020 ·  Dec. 20, 2020
Frames:
Chroma Blue: 65×180(3h 15′) (gain: 0.00) -20°C bin 1×1
Chroma Lum: 193×180(9h 39′) (gain: 0.00) -20°C bin 1×1
G: 71×180(3h 33′) (gain: 0.00) -20°C bin 1×1
R: 69×180(3h 27′) (gain: 0.00) -20°C bin 1×1
Integration:
19h 54′
Avg. Moon age:
5.53 days
Avg. Moon phase:
30.92%

RA center: 04h39m54s.302

DEC center: +25°5605.68

Pixel scale: 0.771 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.831 degrees

Field radius: 1.221 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 9497x6297

File size: 4.2 MB

Locations: Dark Sky New Mexico, Animas, NM, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Dark Sky New Mexico

Description

Barnard 22 and the nested reflection nebula IC 2087 are both part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud. IC 2087 resembles the shape of a small core of flame, seemingly lighting up the darker surroundings. This is an area with rich features, a lot is going on despite of the "darkness"; I love the dynamicity it brings visually.

I found it tricky to bring out the details & contrast of the main body while maintaining a reasonably dark background. I also saw different verions of color tones and I aimed for a orange-ish "burning tone" for this one. Also, I seem to noticed a few interesting small feature during processing, and I believe I identified them correctly in the annotated version.

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Description: Annotated with two small objects

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B22 & IC 2087 - Flame in the Dark, 



    
        

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