NGC 1851 in Columba
Scope: C8 f/8 Location: Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA 29 December, 2005 Camera: Artemis285
Exposure: 10 x 20 sec (2x2 bin) Luminance Exposure with IR block filter, 20 x 20 sec (3x3 bin) each RGB Exposures
Processing: Images were captured Artemis Capture (as FITs). Aligned/stacked in Registax
3 and saved as FITS. Luminance and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in
Astroart. Channels were co-registered in Astroart. Curves and Levels were applied in Photoshop to optimize object
appearance. Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering (or
balancing and final touches were done in Photoshop. SGBNR was used to smooth background noise on the
Final Image size is approximately 800x597.
Image Center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 05h 14m 06s Dec: -40°02'48"
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