Emission Nebula in Perseus

Uploaded 11/16/2001

A stunning combination of the open cluster NGC1624 and the Emission Nebula Sharpless 2-212, this gem in Perseus is usually overlooked by most astrophotographers because of its smaller size. The nebula is intricately structured, and is an excellent example of a Stromgren Sphere.


Calibration for Dark, and bias, and hot pixel removal - Maxim DL

Richardson-Lucy Deconvolution, HF components - AIP

RGB combine - Maxim DL, LRGB Combine - Photoshop 6.0

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
Platform:  Astrophysics 1200 QMD
CCD Camera:  SBIG ST7E w/Enhanced Cooling
Exposure:  LRGB = 60:20:20:36 (RGB Binned 2x2)
Filters:  RGB Tricolor
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing FMHW = 1.9 arcsec, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature:  10 C
CCD Temperature:  -25 C
Processing:  Maxim DL, Photoshop, PW Pro.




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