NGC 1788 in Orion


Scope: C8  f/2.6 Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA   5 Feb. 2005  Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 10 x 90  sec and 24 x 24 sec Luminance Exposure with IR  Block filter.  12 x 40 sec RGB Exposures

Processing: Images were captured in K3CCDTools 2. Aligned/stacked in Registax 3 and saved as FITS. Luminance and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in IRIS. Channels were co-registered in IRIS. The main Luminance construction was the 90 sec exposures. The 24 sec IR exposure was used to minimize some star bloating and provide better separation on close stars.  Luminance and Color FITS were combined in Photoshop with Luminance Layering. Color balancing and final touches in Photoshop. SGBNR (PixInsight LE) was used to smooth background noise on  Luminance channel as well as the final result. Image was resized to 800 x 600.

This image was taken at a dark site. This was a guided image.  The NGC1788 complex is a reflection nebula and star forming region in the constellation of Orion.  . Horizontal FOV is 30'



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