M72 in Aquarius
Scope: C8 f/5 Location: Del Mar, CA 11/13/2003 Camera: ToUcam SC3
Exposure: 16 x 10 sec and 9 x 20 sec Luminance Exposure with IR block filter, 14 x 10 sec each RGB Exposures
Processing: Captured and stacked in K3CCDTools in with L,R,G,B saved as FITs. LRGB masters were registered in Astroart. Some Lowpass filtering was applied followed by un-sharp mask on the Luminance frame. LRGB Combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering (or LLRGB). Color balance and final touches in Photoshop.
M72 is somewhat dim compared to other Globular Clusters. This image was taken in a light polluted area with less than clear skies It is irregularly shaped in a medium dense surrounding star field. imaging conditions limited the depth, but a good sense of the shape of this globular can be seen. Horizontal FOV is 16'
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