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B159 - Barnard Dark Nebula in Cygnus

Fotograf: Anthony Ayiomamitis

Reduction, two-star manual registration/alignment, average-combine, colour balance for QE with adjustment for atmospheric extinction, DDP, background normalization, RGB combine, levels/curves, saturation, luminance layering, slight unsharp masking, despeckle, 16- to 8-bit conversion

Further details etc at Astro-DSO-Nebulae-Dark-B159.htm
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