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Dusty Cocoon


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I do not try reprocessing attempts often, but a week ago or so I took a look at the Cocoon image I made last autumn and I had an idea of how to, hm, "upgrade" it. I wanted it to be more dusty and fluffy to reveal some background structures. The area is full of stars that obscure it, so I extracted them and shrank them a few times. Then I stretched the background a bit and merged it back. And the outcome is below.

Despite the fact, the data was captured in my background under Bortle 6 sky the amount of dust revealed is quite significant. Subframes were captured with TecnoSky 90/540 Owl refractor and QHY268M camera with LRGB filters. It is about 12 hours of total integration time.

Thanks for watching!



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