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This composite image of the Pleiades star cluster was formed in 2000 by combining 2 black-and-white photos with a colour photo. All photos were taken by Rajiv Gupta using a refractor. The black-and-white images were, respectively, 60- and 110-minute unfiltered and cyan-filtered exposures. The cyan exposure captured the faint blue reflection nebulosity. The 3 images were aligned by RegiStar, and then a composite image was created using the Lab color model in Adobe Photoshop.

See IC 1396 details to see how this method was used for an image of the faint nebula IC 1396.

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