Crescent Nebula


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Jun 4, 2010
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Last night turned out to be great conditions for imaging the night sky. Two nights in two weeks!

Here is my image of the Crescent Nebula, in the constellation Cygnus. Located 5000 light years from Earth, this nebula formed when a star ejected a ton of mass when it transformed into a red giant.

Nerd info
-Celestron 8" EdgeHD SCT w/ 0.7x reducer
-Celestron AVX mount
-Orion 80mm guide scope
-Orion Starshoot guide camera
-asrtro modified Nikon D610
-Optolong L-extreme filter

Aquisition Software
-Backyard Nikon
-Celestron CPWI

Processing software
-Deep Sky Stacker
-Topaz Denoise AI

180 sec exposures at ISO1600
Calibrated with darks, flats, and bias
Total integration 1hr 54min

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Very nice shot. Good resolution, nice color, and perfectly round stars. Nicely done.
Another incredible shot!
Beautiful image, love that Topaz!
Thanks! And yes, indeed! I am routinely impressed how it does. I also like how they release updates to the software at a great pace. It tells me they are constantly working on improving the performance of the software.
That is an incredible shot!
Thank you!
Wonderful shot.

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