M93 in Puppis


Scope: C8 f/2.8; Location: Del Mar CA; 9 Mar. 2004; Camera: ToUcam SC3

Exposure: 12 x 20 sec Luminance exposures with Baader IR Block and Orion Skyglo Filters; 12 x 8 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. Artificial flat fielding of each channel was done in astroart as well as final scaling and rough color balance. Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering (or LLRGB). Color balance was done in Photoshop. 

This image was unguided. It has a rich star field as background due to its location in the Milky Way. I find this an interesting and colorful cluster. Horizontal FOV is about 30'.


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