Scope: Megrez II
f/3.1; Location: Dos Picos Park - Ramona, CA; 1 Apr. 2005; Camera: ToUcam SC3
Exposure: 28 x 24 sec Luminance exposure with IR Block Filter;
12 x 32 sec RGB
Processing: Images were captured in K3CCDTools 2. Aligned/stacked in Registax 3 and saved as FITS. Luminance and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in
IRIS. Channels were co-registered in IRIS. LRGB Channels were
resized to 800x600 prior to LRGB combine. Luminance and Color FITS were combined in Photoshop with Luminance Layering. Color balancing and final touches in
Photoshop (including background noise subtraction and blue halo reduction). SGBNR (PixInsight LE) was used to smooth
remaining background noise on the luminance channel and the final result. Final size approximately 800x600.
This image was a guided image. North is up. It is a wide field image that
shows little in the way of object detail, but it shows these objects in relation
to each other and the surrounding star field. These well known objects are in the constellation of
Leo. M96 is the object on the left; M95 is on the right. Horizontal FOV is about
Image Center is
approximately Equatorial 2000: RA: 10h 45m 20s Dec: +11°46'02"