Vandenberg 15 aka vdB15 Nebula in Camelopardalis - LRGB


vdB 15 is a reflection nebula in Camelopardalis. It is illuminated by 4.55 mag star HIP 16281.

11/12/12 x 10 min each of RGB, 21x10 min Luminance
Camera: Apogee U16M (16803) w Gen II Astrodon LRGB
Scope: Planewave 12.5" CDK
Mount: Paramount ME
Guiding SBIG ST402ME via Astrodon MMOAG
PixInsight processing:
RGB: - SPCC, BlurX, NoiseX, Curves, HT, DBE, masked saturation boost
Luminance - BlurX, NoiseX, StarX then Curves, HT and LHE on the starless image
LRGBCombine in PixInsight. Save as TIFF

Clean-up and other tweaks thensave-for-web in PS CC

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Lucknow, Ontario
Dec 2023