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B7 B10 B214 LRGB

B7   B10   B214   LRGB

This 1.7 x 1.3 degree image of Taurus contains three Barnard’s Dark Nebula (B7, B10 and B214). The field also contains a couple blue reflection nebula – IC 359 in the center and van den Bergh 27 on the left. I also managed to capture Asteroid 111 Ate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/111_Ate) at the top right and 355 Gabriella (http://en.wikipedia....i/355_Gabriella) at the bottom right. See the annotated image for locations.

Luminance – 23x600s – 230 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

350 minutes total exposure – 5 hours 50 minutes

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) on November 8th, 2013 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.

LRGB – http://www.flickr.co...552033/sizes/l/

LRGB Annotated – http://www.flickr.co...420994/sizes/l/

I ended up imaging through quite a few clouds (the reason why I have close to four hours of luminance – I was hoping to just get something out of it) but I ended up using all of the exposures. I also didn’t expect to see the second asteroid since it didn’t show up in my planetarium program. I had to look up the coordinates on the Minor Planet Center web site.

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