IC 405 Flaming Star Nebula


Scope: ST80 f/2.5; Location: Del Mar CA; 7 Mar. 2004; Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 24 x 6 sec Luminance exposures with Baader IR Block Filter; 8 x 150 sec H-Alpha exposure, 16 x 8 sec RGB 

Processing: All exposures captured  in K3CCDTools. Alignment and stacking was done with Registax and saved as FITs. HA, and LRGB channels were co-registered in Astroart. Artificial flat fielding of each channel was done in Astroart as well as final scaling and rough color balance. HA and IR were combined for Luminance. HA and Red combined for red. These combinations were done in Photoshop. Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering (or LLRGB). Color balance was done in Photoshop. SGBNR was used for background noise reduction.

This was a guided exposure. The clarity of this image is a bit disappointing - not sure about the causes. This image replaces an earlier yet  image taken in Mar 2003 that can be seen in the Archives Here.  Horizontal FOV is 84'


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