Tuesday, August 07, 2007

VDB 152 Reflection Nebula in Cepheus

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And here is the LRGB Color image of the same object.

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©2007 Richard Murray

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Techno Stuff: 7/21/07 for Luminance and 7/22 for RGB, Camera: ATK-16hr, Imaging Scope: Megrez 80mm APO at F/6, mounted on LX90 8" SCT, Luminance IR 60 minutes total with 10 min subs binning 1x1, Red and Green 25 minutes with 5 minute subs, Blue 30 minutes with 6 min subs binning 2x2, Autoguided with ATK-2hs and Guidedog from LX90, Darks Applied Luminance Only, Processed with CCDStack and Photoshop CS2

Notes: The color image had to be cropped due to rotation of the RGB images which were taken on the following night. This was much easier to process in grayscale than in color. The color image took two separate processing attempts and I settled on the second try.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wowee! Keep up the star-gazing. I need to remember to check out this Augusts meteor showers. Have you?

-jif

Rick said...

Hi Jen:

Annie and I went out to look at the meteor shower a few nights ago and saw about 5 of them. It was really slow this time but they vary from year to year. I tried to image some meteors the next night but didn't catch any. Maybe next time. :>)

Rick

Jennifer said...

Sorry you didn't get to see 'em. But I DiD! Was out in the country and viewed a superb clear sky and saw many shooting stars whiz by. Loved it! Oh my!

-jif