M30 in Capricornus


Scope: C8  f/5 Location: Del Mar, CA   11/17/2003  Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 16 x 24 sec  and 9 x 20 sec  Luminance Exposure with IR block filter, 12 x 8 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.

M30 is a delightful and symmetrical globular cluster. This image was taken in a light polluted area with fairly clear skies. This image was done sort of on impulse and it was unguided. As a result, some of the individual AVI frames were discarded. The exposure details indicate the frames used.   Horizontal FOV is 16'


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