M15 in Pegasus


Scope: C8  f/5 Location: Del Mar, CA   11/22/2003  Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 24 x 3 sec  and 28 x 10 sec  Luminance Exposure with IR block filter, 16 x 5 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.

M15 is a bright and colorful  Globular Cluster. This image was taken in a light polluted area with fairly clear skies  It is a pretty symmetrical globular with a sparse background star field.  Horizontal FOV is 16'


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