Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  4 Cep  ·  The star 4Cep
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            Chris White
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Dust in the Wind

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            Chris White
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Dust in the Wind

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 20, 2020
Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 28×300(2h 20′)
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 28×300(2h 20′)
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 200×120(6h 40′) -20°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 30×300(2h 30′) bin 1×1
Integration:
13h 50′
Darks:
30
Flats:
30
Bias:
250
Avg. Moon age:
28.77 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.66%

RA center: 20h38m25s.38

DEC center: +67°3837.2

Pixel scale: 3.272 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.446 degrees

Field radius: 1.892 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3326x2504

File size: 9.7 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

Surrounding the extremely popular Iris Nebula is a vast and beautiful field of dust. My favorite region of the sky for imaging is in and around Cepheus. There is just so much to find here at any focal length.

This area of dust not far from the Iris Nebula has been on my list for some time. Now that I have a very fast widefield setup and have had the fortune of five clear nights in a row I dedicated almost 14 hours of sky time to it.

I am still learning how to bring out dusty targets. I struggle with achieving that 3D effect that really experienced imagers are able to pull off. Hoping I did it justice and will definitely revisit this data as my experience grows!

C&C welcome.

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Description: Pass #2 with this data. Removed the stars with starnet++ and stretched the dust separately then recombined using an Adam Block technique. Really let me push the dust a lot more. Topaz DeNoise with no sharpening at the end. What do you think?

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Description: After doing some soul searching during an ongoing debate on CN regarding Topaz DeNoise, I decided that I was uncomfortable with what the program was doing with my data and decided to add a revision where Topaz is not used. I didnt do any special noise reduction for this revision. Just moved the slider in lightroom to 10. Just enough to tame a little of the luminance noise.

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Description: FinalDraft this time. I carefully applied traditional noise reduction techniques and finally touched it with a very conservative topaz Denoise.

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