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Object Type: Reflection
NGC 1579 is crossed by dust
lanes which give it a resemblance to M20, the Trifid Nebula.
The smaller nebula in the left side of the image is IC 2079.
14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon RGB filters/Paramount ME
Exposures: LRGB: L 12 x 10 minutes, binned 2x2: R 12 x 10
minutes: G 12 x 10 minutes: B 12 x 10 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: January 28 and 29 and February 4 and 5, 2011
Location: Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes: Individual exposures were obtained using CCDAutoPilot2 and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in Registar 1.0. A
high-pass filter with a radius of 4 pixels was applied to the bright portions of the
luminance image. Reduce Noise was applied to the RGB image and the dim portions of the
luminance image. A copy of the RGB image was recombined twice with the original using Soft
Light to enhance color.