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NGC 6712 in Scutum

 

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Scope: C8 f/6.9; Location: Dos Picos Park, Ramona, CA;  11 August 2005; Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 12 x 120 sec Luminance exposure (bin 1x1)with Baader IR Block Filter; 8 x 72 sec RGB (bin 2x2)

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. The 120 sec exposures were used as the main luminance with level adjustments and curves to bring out object detail and preserve core detail. Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering (or LLRGB).  Color balancing and final touches were done in Photoshop. SGBNR was used to smooth background noise on the final result. Final Image size is approximately 1392x1040

This image was guided; North is up. The image was taken with fairly good conditions at a semi dark site.  NGC 6712 is a rather dim Globular cluster in a fairly dense star field in the Milky Way. NGC 6712 is located in the constellation of Scutum.  Horizontal FOV is 22'

Image Center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 18h 53m 04s Dec: -0842'20"

 

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