M50 in Monoceros


Scope: C8 f/3.3 Location: Del Mar CA 1/29/2004 Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 20 x 12 sec Luminance Exposure with IR Block. 16 x 12 sec RGB Exposures.

Processing: Images were captured in K3CCDTools. Aligned/stacked in Registax and saved as FITS. Luminance and Color master frames were co-registered in Astroart. Luminance and Color FITS were combined in Photoshop with Luminance Layering. Color balancing and final touches in Photoshop.

This was an unguided exposure done with a relatively bright moon. I wanted to expose a few more open clusters. This cluster is small but interesting with some reds and blues mixed in the star field. Horizontal FOV is 23'


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