Scope: C8 f/2.8; Location: Del Mar CA;
30 Oct. 2004; Camera: ToUcam SC3
Exposure: 24 x 6 sec Luminance exposure with Baader IR Block Filter; 16 x
8 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 (PixInsight LE) was used to smooth background noise on the luminance channel. Resized to approximately 800x600.
This image was an unguided exposure. This was a quick image of an object that
had caught my interest. This cluster is said to be one of the oldest open
clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. Horizontal FOV is about 30'.