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M78, Barnard´s Loop and LDN1622 in Orion, 



    
        

            Martin Konrat
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M78, Barnard´s Loop and LDN1622 in Orion

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M78, Barnard´s Loop and LDN1622 in Orion, 



    
        

            Martin Konrat
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M78, Barnard´s Loop and LDN1622 in Orion

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 23, 2022
Frames:
IDAS LPS-P3 2": 60×180(3h)
IDAS Nebula Booster NBZ 2": 39×300(3h 15′)
Optolong L-Pro 1.25": 108×180(5h 24′)
Integration:
11h 39′
Avg. Moon age:
27.52 days
Avg. Moon phase:
4.51%

RA center: 05h51m04s.74

DEC center: +01°1259.6

Pixel scale: 4.426 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -56.940 degrees

Field radius: 2.169 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3000x1858

File size: 7.9 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

M78, Barnard´s Loop and LDN1622 in Orion

LDN 1622 is a dark nebula in Orion. 
It is known as the Boogie Man Nebula due to both its shape and its dark color.
the obscuring dust of LDN 1622 is thought to be much closer than Orion's more famous nebulae, perhaps only 500 light-years away. 
At that distance, this 1 degree wide field of view would span less than 10 light-years

The M78 nebula is a reflection nebula in the constellation of Orion, one of the brightest diffuse reflection nebula in the sky. 
This nebulae belongs to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1,600 light years distant from Earth.

In between both targets is part of the Barnard´s Loop, which surrounds Orion´s Belt and the Orion Nebula (M42).

The technique I used was to blend starless versions of an OSC RGB image and an OSC Duo-narrowband image.
These Two images combined formed the final RGB image which was then combined with the Luminance acquired with another setup. Stars came from the RGB OSC image.
Both setups were running in parallel and for this reason I was able to acquire 13h worth of data in one single night.

🗓 October, 23rd. 2022
📍 Giruá, RS, Brazil. Bortle 4.
🔭 ASKAR FRA400 refractor (with reducer, 280mm DF f3.9), ASKAR FMA230
📷 asi294mm camera, asi2600mc camera
🕶 Optolong L-PRO for luminance, Idas LPS-P3 for osc rgb, Idas NBZ for duo-narrowband osc.
- 108 x 180s Luminance (L-pro) frames (5,4h)
- 60 x 180s RGB (Idas LPS-P3) (3h)
- 39 x 300s dUO-Narrowband frames (3,25h)
- total integration time: ~11,65h
🧑‍💻 pixinsight, photoshop

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