Scope: C8 f/5; Location:
Dos Picos Park, Ramona, CA; 1 Apr. 2005; Camera: ToUcam SC3
Exposure: 36 x 48 sec Luminance exposures with IR Block Filter; 12 x 40 sec RGB
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. LRGB Channels were
resized to 800x600 prior to LRGB combine. 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 the luminance channel.
Richardson-Lucy deconvolution was applied to the luminance channel prior to LRGB
combine (4 iterations). Final size approximately 800x600.
This image was a guided image. North is up in this image. This object was imaged
with some clouds going in and out of the field. Only about 16 frames of the 36
Luminance frames were used in the luminance construction. This Galaxy is in the
constellation of Ursa Major - there are no particularly well known objects in
it's celestial neighborhood. Horizontal FOV is about
coordinates are Equatorial 2000: RA: 09h 22m 02s Dec: +50°58'35"