Astrophotography by Keith B. Quattrocch
NGC 1435 (Merope Nebula)
Reflection Nebula in Pleiades
Keith B Quattrocchi and Bray Falls
Image Acquisition Information
Telescope: 16" RCOS Richey Chretien Truss Telescope (ion milled at f/9)
Camera: Full Frame ZWO ASI 6200MM CMOS Back-Illuminated Camera
Guiding: full frame: Starlight Xpress AO (USB version)
Filters: Astrodon LRBG and Ha Filters with Starlight Xpress 9 position FW
Acquisition Programs: The SkyX, SGP, PHD2
Processing Programs: CCDStack, Photoshop CS4, Astrobin, PixInsight.
Date: Data processed December 10, 2021. Data acquisition: November 29, 2021-December 7, 2021
Time: 25 x 10min x 4 for LRGB: for a total of 16.7 hours
Processing: CCD Stack and PhotoShop CS/4, Astrobin, PixInsight
Image Information: NGC 1435 is an reflection nebula in is a spiral galaxy in Cassiopeia.
Processing Infornmation This LRGB and Ha images were obtained using AstroDon filters. The LRGB and Ha/OIII images were assembled in CCDStack with minimal DDP. The assembled image were recombined in Photoshop. Further stretching, high pass filtering and background smoothing was performed with Adobe Photoshop CS/4, Astrobin and PixInsight.
The Lost Valley Observatory
Located at Sierra Remote Observatories
Keith B Quattrocchi