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Most of my images, and especially those captured in RGB, like this one, are shown in more-or-less “real” color – as they would appear to the human eye if they were bright enough. But I often experiment with different color representations to see how they look and in this case I decided that a near 180 degree shift in color (red becomes blue) makes the most appealing image. In particular, the variations in hue and brightness are more obvious.
Located in the constellation Auriga, IC405 is about 1,500 light years from Earth. The image was captured at Wa-chur-ed Observatory in March of 2013 using narrowband filters.
Scope: AP Starfire 142 at f/7.5
Mount: AP Mach1
Camera: QSI 583wsg at –15C
Exposure: H-a/OIII/SII, 6 hrs 30 mins total