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SH2-292 emission nebula in the constellation Monoceros
This is the head of the Seagull Nebula which is comprised of SH2-292 and SH2-296
This is a hybrid image with the Ha added to the normal red to create an HaRGB image using a method described by Dean Salman.
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: 182 subexposures of which 63 were at 20 minutes each of Ha (which was added to the red) and 119 were at 5 minutes each consisting of 40 of red, 39 of green, and 40 of blue for a total of 20 hours & 55 minutes.
Date: January 2012
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL; calibration, stacking, & RGB creation in CCDStack, and further processing in Photoshop CS5.