Reflection Nebula NGC5367 - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Reflection Nebula NGC5367

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Reflection Nebula NGC5367
NGC5367 is a reflection nebula 2000 light years in the Centaurus constellation. The bright blue stars illuminate the otherwise dark molecular cloud complex.

On a personal note, I am finally happy to get some fantastic natural star colours. I believe this is due to replacing my Astronomik Deep Sky Red filter with the older Typ2 Red, giving a slight overlap between red and green, which allows richer orange and browns.

Image Integration:

  • 102x 240s Light-Pollution filter
  • 54x 240s Red
  • 54x 240s Green
  • 502x 240s Blue

Total exposure 17 hours 20 minutes.


  • GSO RC8 carbon fibre astrograph
  • SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro Mount
  • QSI 683-ws8 Camera @ -15°C
  • Astronomik Deep Sky Red, Deep Sky Green, Typ2 Red, CLS-CCD light pollution filters
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • Starlight Xpress Active Optics
  • Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider


  • Imaged over four nights, high humidity. Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)


  • Planning & camera alignment with The SkyX Pro
  • Captured with AstroArt 6
  • Guiding with PHD2 + PHD_Dither
  • CCDInspector: Image analysis & rejection
  • CCDStack 2+: Calibrate, align, stack.
  • PixInsight: Linear fit, denoise, deconvolution, background neutralization, histogram, curves, local histogram equalization, combine LRGB, saturation.