Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  23 Tau  ·  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  IC349  ·  Merope  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1435  ·  NGC1435  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)
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Merope Nebula: First ASI1600 Pro LRGB, 



    
        

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Merope Nebula: First ASI1600 Pro LRGB

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Merope Nebula: First ASI1600 Pro LRGB, 



    
        

            David Redwine
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Merope Nebula: First ASI1600 Pro LRGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8" EdgeHD  ·  CELESTRON EdgeHD 800

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600 MM Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron RACI

Guiding cameras: Zwo ASI 120 MM-S

Focal reducers: Celestron Edge HD 800 f/0.7

Filters: ZWO 1.25" L  ·  Zwo Green 1.25"  ·  Zwo Blue 1.25"  ·  ZWO Red 1.25"

Accessory: Skyshed POD  ·  Zwo Filter Wheel 1.25", 5 slot, Electric


Dates:Jan. 8, 2021

Frames:
ZWO 1.25" L: 8x120" (16') (gain: 200.00) -35C bin 1x1
ZWO Red 1.25": 8x120" (16') bin 1x1
Zwo Blue 1.25": 8x120" (16') bin 1x1
Zwo Green 1.25": 8x120" (16') bin 1x1

Integration: 1h 4'

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~40

Flat darks: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 24.41 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.89%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 4147072

RA center: 3h 45' 59"

DEC center: +23° 51' 35"

Pixel scale: 0.532 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -102.075 degrees

Field radius: 0.370 degrees


Resolution: 4000x3024

Locations: Bluff Creek Observatory, Coleman, MI, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

My first mono Astrophoto: The most important thing I learned processing this data is that a very good Luminance image masks lots of problems in the RGB images.

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Description: Removed most of the glare from Electra.

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Description: Reduced the red around Electra

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Merope Nebula: First ASI1600 Pro LRGB, 



    
        

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