Full-resolution version: 3966 x 2606
Object Type: Open cluster
IC 348 is the small open
cluster above the bright blue star near the center of the image. Barnard 3, 4, and 5 are
dark nebulae in the left, center, and right of the image, respectively.
Vixen 102-ED/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount MX
Exposures: LRGB: L 61 x 10 minutes: R 30 x 10 minutes: G 42 x 10 minutes:
B 29 x 10 minutes: RGB binned 2x2
Date: December 28-31, 2013, and January 2 and 5, 2014
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot5 and TheSkyX. Images were processed with CCDStack2 and
Photoshop CS6. A duplicate of the RGB image was combined with the original using
Soft Light to enhance the color.