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IC 1590

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About this observation
Observer
David Davies
Time of observation
23/10/2020 - 12:42
Object
IC 1590
Observing location
Cambridge, UK
Equipment
200mm Ritchey-Chretien telescope
QSI 683 camera
Astrodon LRGB filters
Skywatcher EQ8 mount
Exposure
40 x 5-min luminance, 15 x 5-min RGB

This is a close-up of the cluster of stars at the centre of the Pacman Nebula, including the hot, blue-white multiple stars at its heart. After processing in PixInsight, including photometric colour calibration of the star colours, I up-scaled this image x2, from the whole Pacman image, using Topaz Gigapixel and then adjusted the contrast to bring out the smaller details.   

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