NGC 1999 in HOS NB
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NGC 1999 is an reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. This is located just south of M42. Processed in the CFHT HOS palette with Ha mapped to red, OIII mapped to green, and SII mapped to blue.
Distance: 1500 light years
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: An NB image with 133 subexposures of 15 minutes each with 43 of Ha, 47 of OIII, & 43 of SII for a total time of 33 hours & 15 minutes.
Date: November 2012
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL; calibration, stacking, & color creation in CCDStack, and further processing in Photoshop CS6.