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Galactic Nebula Cederblad 214: In the summer constellation of Cepheus one can find a faint nebulosity which is quite difficult to observe. However when it is photographed with long exposures using also an H-alpha filter, it reveals itself as a wonderful starbirth region. Hydrogen gas and dust are the seeds for star generation as can be easily seen here in the "elephant trunk" like globules. The nebula has the designation Cederblad 214, the Open Cluster up right from the center is called Berkeley 59.

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Object Galactic Nebula Cederblad 214
Category Nebulae
Designation Ced 214
Constellation Cepheus
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch f/4.6 with Televue SBIG Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 8 x 20min (1x1 bin) Baader H-alpha filter, 6x5min (2x2 bin) each Astrodon True Balance RGB filterset.Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L:H-alpha,R:H-alpha/R,G,B
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 7 + 20 Aug 2009
Remark Rob Gendler´s H-alpha/R channel blend technique
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