NGC 896 and IC 1795


Scope: C8  f/2.8 Location: Dos Picos Park, Ramona CA;   11 Sept. 2004  Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 12 x 32 sec and 12 x 10 sec Luminance exposures with Baader IR Block Filter, 6  x 180 sec H-Alpha exposure; 10 x 32 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 32 sec IR  for Luminance in Photoshop - The 10 sec IR was used to minimize some star bloating. Extracted nebula from HA was used to provide false color for the nebula in the  Red channel. 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 with moderate light pollution conditions. This is a guided image.  NGC896 and IC 1795 are usually imaged together with NGC 896 being generally the small brighter area just right of center. The vertical dark lane on the left side of the image is not readily identified in the object catalogues.  North is up.  This image replaces an earlier image I made of this object; the earlier image can be accessed in my Archives here. Horizontal FOV is about 30'


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