IC417


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Smoot
IC 417
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
01-14-2009
Description

This is a bright Emission/Reflection nebula in the constellation Auriga.  It lies at a distance of around 10,000 light years.  The open cluster to the right of the nebula (sometimes called the Spider nebula) is called Stock 8.

The image is 5 hrs of Ha combined with about 2 hrs each of RGB.  It has been processed as HaR-HaG-HaB using weights of 85%/5%/10% using a combination of Photoshop, Maxim DL 5.03 and PixInsight.

Note also that I have tried to tame down the halo's around the bright stars but I suspect that some of this is real (see for example Rob Gendler's image of the same location at http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/IC417NMS.html ).

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
5 hrs Ha/2 hrs each RGB
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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