Monday, May 22, 2006

NGC6946 Spiral Galaxy

©2006 Richard Murray

Techno Stuff: 5/23/06, LX90 8" SCT, ATK-2HS, Taurus Mini Tracker, Baader IR, Used 2 focal reducers in tandum - a Taurus .50 and a Mogg .60, Guided with Guidedog, No Darks, 5fps, 61 frames at 100 secs each, 65% gain, Brightness 50%, Gamma 0%, Sat 50%, White Balance nothing selected, Processed in K3ccdTools, Registax 3, Photoshop, Loreal, PixInsight.


The image below of NGC6946 is a 61 image stack done in Registax before any further processing was done. I know, I can't believe it either! The histogram stretch is a miracle tool for astrophotography. Compare it to the final processed image directly above.

©2006 Richard Murray


astrogalaxy said...

Beautiful image!
I like it very much whenever you have the before and after photo shown together! It's great!

Rick said...

Thanks Astrogalaxy!

This was taken in my early imaging days using a webcam. It's a beautiful galaxy.