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This is a quiz: Can you identify this rare nebula? For extra credit, what filters and processing did I use?

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Comment by Trevor Woodrow on June 19, 2011 at 10:17am
lol, sadly as of late, these have been anything but 'rare' around my way. Probably why I was able to id it.
Comment by Greg Marshall on June 19, 2011 at 8:28am
Trevor wins the prize! (The prize is being acknowledged here as the winner!)

One day I was cursing the clouds for keeping me from making astro-photos when I noticed that there were some really interesting shapes in the clouds that looked a lot like the deep-space objects they were blocking. So I photographed them, processed them for more color and contrast, then overlaid a star field image.

I can recommend this as a way to feel victorious over the clouds, even if your friends aren't fooled by it!
Comment by Trevor Woodrow on June 19, 2011 at 1:12am
is it a cloud? lol!
Comment by Greg Marshall on June 18, 2011 at 9:33pm
So as not to embarrass anyone, I'll admit that there's a good reason you've never seen this nebula. Here's a hint: This image consists of 11 sub-exposures, 1 of which was taken at a very different time.
Comment by Bernard Miller on June 18, 2011 at 7:33pm
Greg,

I have never seen this one. Thanks for sharing.

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