Scope: C8 f/4.5; Location:
Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA; 12 Mar. 2005; Camera: ToUcam SC3
Exposure: 12 x 80 sec Luminance exposures with IR Block Filter; 10 x 60 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. SGBNR (PixInsight LE) was used to smooth 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 image was taken
under moderately poor seeing. This galaxy, NGC4565, is obviously an edge on
galaxy- one of the more well known. Also in this image is a small magnitude 16
galaxy, IC3571 - it is located right at the top edge in the center. Its just a
faint smudge . Horizontal FOV is about 18'.
coordinates are Equatorial 2000: RA: 12h 36m 20s Dec: +25°59'16"