Scope: C8 f/5; Location:
Dos Picos Park, Ramona, CA; 1 Apr. 2005; Camera: ToUcam SC3
Exposure: 16 x 48 sec Luminance exposures with IR Block Filter; 12 x 48 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 (blue halo subtraction and background noise subtraction). SGBNR (PixInsight LE) was used to smooth
remaining background noise on the luminance channel.
Richardson-Lucy deconvolution was applied to the luminance channel prior to LRGB
combine (4 iterations). Final size approximately 800x600.
This image was a guided image. North is up in this image. This object was imaged
with some clouds going in and out of the field. Several more frames than the 16
(L) and 12 (RGBs) were taken in order to get usable frames. Horizontal FOV is about
coordinates are Equatorial 2000: RA: 11h 05m 49s Dec: -00°02'13"