ngc1342 (Open Cluster) + LBN 718 and 719 (Bright Nebulae) in Perseus - LRGB

ngc1342 LBN 718 LBN 719

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NGC 1342 is the Open Cluster on the left above centre. The gas swirling around the frame is a large part of the LBN (Lynd's Bright Nebulae) 718 and 719.

Image Data:

Scope: AP155EDF w 4" FF and Starlight Instruments FocusBoss II system
Camera: Moravian G4 (16803 ccd) w Astrodon Gen II Filters
Mount: Paramount MX
9/6/12 x 10 min each of RGB
22 x 10min Luminance
Lucknow, Ontario, Canada
Nov  2023
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.
Luminance processed  in PixInsight using BlurX, NoiseX, then StarX followed by HistogramTransformation, Curves and LocalHistogramTransformation (for contrast) then the stars were restored.
L+RGB done in Photoshop.
Additional tweaks in Photoshop.