Barnard 3 / LDN 1473 - Dark Nebula in Perseus - LRGB

Barnard 3 / LDN 1473 LRGB

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Barnard 3 / LDN 1473 LRGB

Barnard 3 is a dark nebula in the constellation Perseus, located to the south of this constellation, east of the star Omicron Perseus. This nebula is part of the Perseus Clouds.
The Barnard 3 Nebula is located near these other nebulae: LBN 749 LDN 1472 LDN 1470 LDN 1468 [Astronomy Wiki: ]

Scope: AP155EDF w 4" Field Flattener and Focus Boss II motorized focuser
Camera: Moravian G4 w Astrodon Gen II filters
Mount: Paramount MX guided w an SBIG ST-402ME and Borg 60mm guidescope
27 x 20 min of Luminance
5/8/8 x 10 min each of RGB
Acquired with CCD-Commander and TheSkyX

Reduction and all pre-processing in PixInsight.
RGB processed in PixInsight using SPCC, BlurX, NoiseX then HistogramTransformation, Curves and a masked Saturation boost.
Luminance processed  in PixInsight using BlurX, NoiseX, then StarX followed by HistogramTransformation, Curves and LocalHistogramTransformation (for contrast) then the stars were restored.
Additional tweaks in Photoshop.

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Lucknow, Ontario
November 2023