Vandenberg 31 aka vdB31 Nebula in Auriga - LRGB


vdB 31 is a reflection nebula in Auriga. 

6/4/4/5 x 10 min each of LRGB
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

With so littel integration I had to blur the heck out of the background. Alas.

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Lucknow, Ontario
Dec 2023