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Dates & Location

27th July - 31th July 2019 from the ICAstro site, Oria, Spain. Elevation 1022 m
Lat 38°:45.4 N, Long 00°:02.1W

Catalogue identification

LBN 438
In this image, North is up

Equipment Used

Tak FSQ106N at 530 mm focal length, F5.0.
Paramount ME German equatorial Mount.
Camera - Moravian Instruments G3-16200 with 7 position FW and OAG.
TheSkyX Pro telescope control.
SGP used for camera, PHD Guide and Focus control.

Starlight Instruments Boss Focuser with FSQ rear cell replacement.
Lodestar guide camera.



Where it is in space

This field is approx 178 x 110 arcminutes - ie ~ 6 x 4 Moon diameters.
LBN 438 lies approx 5 degrees East of 1 Lacertae, the star at the base of the Lacerta asterism.



Remote session using Splashtop control from Ravenshead, UK
Exposures: L: 26  x 20 min + R:G:B 10 x 20 min each

All sub-exposures
-20°C. All images binned 1x1.
Automated remote sessions using Sequence Generator Pro (SGP)


  What it is

LBN 438 is the central dusty cloud in this image. It is surrounded by dust and some hydrogen gas which covers a wide area of this part of the Milky Way. This image covers ony fraction (maybe 20%)of the entire area of this gas and dust cloud.

two loud.

Processing Methods

All data reduction with PixInsight. Lum, RGB masters and RGB colour combine prepared in PixInsight
Master NB colour created in PSCS6
Master (Lum+RGB) colour created in PhotoShop CS6.
DDP stretching, colour balancing and finishing
in PS CS6
DBE in PI for balancing up background