- Reflection Nebula in Pegasus
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at 2x resolution
2-122 is likely a reflection nebula illuminated by an embedded but
unseen star and associated with the molecular cloud MBM 55, at a
distance of 150 pc. Markab is just out of the frame hence the intrusive
spike of light at the top. Sigh.
Camera: Apogee Moravian G4 (16803 ccd) w Astrodon Gen II Filters
Mount: Paramount MX
23 x 10 minutes Luminance
9/9/9 x 10min of RGB
Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
Images acquired using 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,
HistogramTransformation, Curves and LocalHistogramTransformation (for
Moved to Photoshop where the Luminance was layered on the RGB and then
additinal processing for noise, colour and contrast.