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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  Ha G B
    • All exposures binned 1x1
    • Ha 8x1800s, Green 17x714s, Blue 12x900s
  • Telescope:  Takahashi FSQ-106
  • Mount:  Paramount ME
  • Camera:  SBIG STL-6303 CCD, AstroDon E-Series TruBalance Filters
  • Location:  JMSM Observatory, New Mexico (Owned by Mike Sherick)
  • Date/Time: 
    • Ha: July 3/4, 2007, 22:31-04:42 MDT
    • GB:
      • July 17/18 2007, 22:19-02:51 MDT
      • July 19/20 2007, 11:09-00:12 MDT
      • August 7/8 2007, 22:49-05:17 MDT
  • Processing: Taken  in MaxIM/DL v4 using CCD Commander.  Reduced, aligned, combined sub-exposures, and RGB combine in CCDStack. Color balancing, contrast adjustment, Minimum filter to Green and Blue channel to reduce the cyan stars, levels, curves, color balance, USM, Color Mixer (10% Ha added to Blue channel), and Noise Ninja in Photoshop.
  • Names:
    • Sh2-129: Emission nebula (red) occupying most of the frame
    • vdB 140: Reflection nebula (blue) in the upper left corner
  • Type: Emission and Reflection Nebula
  • Constellation:  Cepheus

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