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The constellation Aries is bathed with numerous dust clouds. This image shows a small region - small in comparison to the constellation - near the also dusty constellations of Taurus and Perseus.
The dusty clouds you see in the image may feel a bit soft, prompting the trained observer to think that noise reduction was heavily applied. However, that's not the case in this image. Although I did apply a bit of noise reduction during the post-processing, it was in fact very mild, and the reason for the clouds having that soft appearance is because in the original data these structures were already lacking the tri-dimensionality and wispy appearance one would usually expect.
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PHOTOExposure: L: 12 x 10', RGB: 6x5' each,
Total: 3.5 hours
Focal: 385mm, f/3.6
EQUIPMENTImaging Scope: FSQ 106 EDX w/Reducer
Guide Camera: StarShoot Autoguider
SITE & CONDITIONSDARC Observatory
Processing: PixInsight & Photoshop