Scope: C8 f/5; Location: Del Mar CA;
9 Aug. 2004; Camera: ToUcam SC3
Exposure: 16 x 20 sec Luminance exposures with Baader IR Block Filter; 12 x 12 sec RGB
Processing: All exposures captured in K3CCDTools. Alignment and stacking was done with Registax and saved as FITs. LRGB channels were co-registered in
Astroart. Luminance and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in
Astroart. Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering (or LLRGB). Color
balancing and final touches were done in Photoshop. SGBNR was used to smooth background noise on the luminance channel. Resized to approximately 800x600.
This image was a guided exposure. The Cluster itself consists of about 10 main
stars. Horizontal FOV is about 16'.