IC1284 aka Sharpless 37 - Emission Nebula in Sagittarius

IC1284 Planewave U16M

IC1284 - Emission Nebula in Sagittarius

Scope: Planewave 12.5" CDK
Camera: Apogee U16M w Astrodon GenII LRGB
Mount: Paramount ME (MKS 5000 upgrade)
H-Alpha 12x20 min
R/G/B 15/12/10 x 10 min each
Images acquired w TheSkyX Professional and CCD-Commander
Processing in PixInsight:
- WBPP script
- H-Alpha processed further with BlurX, HT and Curves, NoiseX, 3x LocalHistogramEqualization
- RGB combine followed by SPCC, BlurX, HT and Curves, 3xLocalHistrogramEqualization, NoiseX
Processing in Photoshop:
- RGB split into individual channels
- H-Alpha then layered onto Red @ 100% and Blue @20% using Lighten blend mode
- Curves and Colour Balance
- cleanup

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Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
June 2023

Here is the RGB only version of the same image without the H-Alpha data added

IC1284 Sh2-37 RGB