IC 5146 (Close-Up)

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Object Type: Open cluster, emission nebula, reflection nebula
Constellation: Cygnus
Magnitude: 7.2

Equipment: Meade 14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/9.5
Exposures: LRGB:  L 24 x 10 minutes, binned 2x2: R 12 x 10 minutes: G 12 x 10 minutes: B 12 x 10 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: September 23 and 24, 2011
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: I
ndividual exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. A high-pass filter with a radius of 4 pixels was applied to the bright portions of the luminance image. Reduce Noise and Gausiian Blur were applied to the RGB image. Two copies of the RGB image were recombined with the original using Soft Light to enhance color.

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