M53 in Coma Berenices


Scope: StarMax127 f/6 Location: Del Mar CA  4/24/2003 Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 12 x 48 sec Luminance with IR  filter, 15 x 21 sec each RGB  filter.

Processing: Captured aligned and stacked in K3CCDTools with L,R,G,B saved as FITs. LRGB masters were registered and combined in Astroart. Some Lowpass filtering was applied followed by un-sharp mask on the Luminance frame. LRGB result was saved as a BMP. The result BMP was level adjusted for smoother background in Photoshop.

This image was taken with the dual scope set up. This is my first images with my new camera. Horizontal FOV is about 22'


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