Scope: C8 f/5; Location:
Dos Picos Park, Ramona, CA; 21 Aug . 2004; Camera: ToUcam SC3
Exposure: 12 x 60 sec Luminance exposures with Baader IR Block Filter, 6 x
240 sec H-Alpha exposure; 12 x 30 sec RGB
Processing: Images were captured in K3CCDTools. Aligned/stacked in Registax and saved as FITS. Luminance and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in Astroart. Channels were co-registered in
Astroart. The Nebulosity was extracted
from HA and then combined with the IR for Luminance. HA and Red combined for red. These combinations were done in
Photoshop. Luminance and Color FITS were combined in Photoshop with Luminance Layering. Color balancing and final touches in Photoshop. SGBNR was used to smooth background noise on
the final result. Image was resized to 800 x 600.
This image was taken with moderate light pollution conditions. This is a guided image.
North is up. Horizontal FOV is about