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NGC 7129 in Cepheus

 

Scope: C8  f/5 Location: Dos Picos Park, Ramona CA;   11 Sept. 2004  Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 10 x 60 sec  Luminance exposure with Baader IR Block Filter; 10 x 30 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. Star size on the brighter stars was selectively reduced using Photoshop's minimum filter. Luminance and Color FITS were combined in Photoshop with Luminance Layering. Color balancing and final touches in Photoshop. SGBNR (PixInsight LE) was used to smooth background noise on  Luminance channel as well as the final result. Image was resized to 800 x 600.

This image was taken with moderate light pollution conditions. This is a guided image. This image reaches dimmer star magnitudes to about 17.5 to 18.  North is up.  . Horizontal FOV is about 16'

 

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