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Polaris, Polarissima Borealis and IFN

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#1 edif300

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Posted 06 March 2022 - 07:49 AM

Hello,

 

Polaris is a star in the constellation Ursa Minor. Designated α Ursae Minoris and commonly called the Pole Star. The star's position is less than one degree from the north celestial pole, making it the current north pole star. The entire field is full of Integrated Flux Nebula, high-latitude galactic nebulae in the Milky Way composed primarily of dust particles, hydrogen, and carbon monoxide and are illuminated by stars in the Milky Way. NGC 3172 is located 285 million light years away, known as Polarissima Borealis, being the closest NGC object to the North Celestial Pole.

 

Image was acquired in february 28 through my usual deep sky equipment under dark sky, it has 46 x 300s (L) + 10 x 300s ® BIN2 + 10 x 300s (G) BIN2 + 10 x 300s (B) BIN2. Processed with PixInsight.

 

All data and images can be found following below link:

 

http://www.astrosurf...FN_FSQ_U16m.htm

 

Best Regards,

Iñaki

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2022 - 07:59 AM

Beautiful Iñaki, what a great amount of IFN, amazing!


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Posted 06 March 2022 - 09:14 AM

Hi Iñaki!

WOW...that is an amazing image!! I'll never look at Polaris the same way again. 

I would be very interested to know what the magnitude of the dimmest stars are.

 

Thanks for sharing that pearl!!

 

Cheers, Chris.


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Posted 07 March 2022 - 02:10 PM

Thanks Mert and Chris, I appreciate your feedback ! waytogo.gifsmile.gif

 

 


I would be very interested to know what the magnitude of the dimmest stars are.

Image has strong star reduction processing, in fact, I tried a new routine to reduction because I feel sometimes that star reduction till now was my weakness during processing. Image was full stars before reduction so sure it gone very deep. Usually my dark sky is better than 21.5 too.


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Posted 07 March 2022 - 02:47 PM

Today my image has been selected as AAPOD2. Great thanks to all AAPOD2 team !!

 

https://www.aapod2.c...9htb7ihrpxx409r


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Posted 07 March 2022 - 03:06 PM

That is quit dark, very good :waytogo:
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Posted 08 March 2022 - 02:30 AM

Today my image has been selected as AAPOD2. Great thanks to all AAPOD2 team !!

 

https://www.aapod2.c...9htb7ihrpxx409r

Zorionak Iñaki,

 

well deserved!!


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Posted 08 March 2022 - 10:45 AM

Very nice! I see lots of the very faint blue dust on the ifn, I think that stuff is really tough to bring out. Awesome work
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Posted 08 March 2022 - 02:08 PM

Zorionak Iñaki,

 

well deserved!!

Mila esker Mert smile.gif

 

Very nice! I see lots of the very faint blue dust on the ifn, I think that stuff is really tough to bring out. Awesome work

Thank you Wes for your comment, I appreciate it flowerred.gif
 


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