NGC 1931 - Nebula in Auriga

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NGC 1931 is a combination of an emission and reflection nebula lying 7,000 light years away in the constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer. It is a small but active star-forming region that is sometimes referred to as a mini-Orion nebula due to its physical similarity.


152mm TMB/LZOS f/8 refractor

Camera: Modified Canon 650D; ISO 1600; raw capture
Mount: iOptron CEM 60
Guiding: Orion SSAG Pro on 300mm f/5.5 lens

18 @ 5 min.


Telescope was focused using the camera's live view and Bahtinov mask. Raw frames were converted in Photoshop using Camera Raw. Subframes were aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. The final image was adjusted in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.


Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 11/3/16 and 11/5/16.

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