Camera was focused using
Live View. Images were aligned and combined with ImagesPlus (4 separate
sets). The final product was adjusted (Levels, Curves, Cropping)
in Photoshop CS2. Finally,Grain Surgery was applied to reduce noise.
observatory in southeastern Minnesota.
Seeing was average; transparency was average; humidity was low.
149 is the round, blue nebula at the center left. VDB 150 is the streaky
blue neubla toward the right. The dark nebula to the upper right is
LdN 1235. These were difficult object to capture despite the large
number of exposures that were integrated. You really need very dark
skies for this region.