M36 in Auriga


Scope: C8 f/3.3 Location: Del Mar CA 11/18/2003 and 9/17/2003 Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 24 x 10 sec, 12 x 25 sec Luminance Exposure with IR Block. 16 x 6 sec RGB Exposures.

Processing: Images were captured and aligned in K3CCDTools and saved as FITS. Luminance and Color master frames were co-registered in Astroart with some low pass filtering. Luminance and Color FITS were combined in Photoshop with some Luminance Layering. Star bloating was reduced with the 10 sec Luminance exposure. The 24 sec Luminance exposure had a good deal of sky glow and was mainly used for depth. Final touches in Photoshop.

This was an guided exposure done the same night as that of the my Crab Nebula Image. It was kind of a warm up for the Crab Image to check out guiding and exposure. I processed it and decided to post it. There is lots of nice color in this star cluster. Horizontal FOV is 23'


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