M108 in Ursa Major


Scope: C8 f/5; Location: Dos Picos Park - Ramona, CA; 16 May. 2004; Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 12 x 72 sec Luminance exposures with IR Block Filter; 10 x 50 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; Neat Image was used on the final composite for noise reduction. Resized to approximately 800x600.

This image was taken with fairly good conditions at a semi-dark site. This is a guided image. Horizontal FOV is 16'


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