M29 in Cygnus


Scope: C8 f/5; Location: Del Mar CA;  9 Aug. 2004; Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 16 x 20 sec Luminance exposures with Baader IR Block Filter; 12 x 12 sec RGB 

Processing: All exposures captured  in K3CCDTools. Alignment and stacking was done with Registax and saved as FITs. LRGB channels were co-registered in Astroart. Luminance and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in Astroart.  Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering (or LLRGB). Color balancing and final touches were done in Photoshop. SGBNR was used to smooth background noise on the luminance channel. Resized to approximately 800x600.

This image was a guided exposure. The Cluster itself consists of about 10 main stars.  Horizontal FOV is about 16'.


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