LDN1622 – “Boogie Man” Nebula

This is a HaRGB image of LDN1622, a striking dark nebula in the constellation Orion not far from M78. It has been dubbed Boogie Man nebula, but there are other more sinister interpretations as well.

I used the Ha data together with all RGB to create a luminance channel and combined it with the RGB chrominance information. For the first time I played with MURE denoising in PixInsight, which did work really well.


Exposure: HaRGB, 16 x 1800sec + (14,16,16) x 600sec Date: 2015-12-09…2016-01-29
Setup: Takahashi FSQ106 EDXIII with QSI 683WSG-8 Site: Deep Sky West Observatory, NM, USA

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