M106 in Canes Venatici


Scope: C8 f/5; Location: Culp Valley Anza Borrego Desert, CA; 13 Mar. 2004; Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 12 x 80 sec Luminance exposures with Baader IR Block Filter; 8 x 60 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. 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 Luminance channel and the final result.

This image was taken with fairly good conditions at a dark site. This is a guided image. I am pleased with the overall color and clarity of the image. This image replaces an earlier image that can be seen in the Archives Here. Horizontal FOV is 16'


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